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Buddhadeb rejects Trinamool demand for advancing Assembly poll

kolkata Updated: May 16, 2010 15:54 IST

West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday rejected Trinamool Congress' demand for advancing 2011 Assembly elections in the state, saying it was only the state government which could make a recommendation in the matter.

"We have thought over holding the elections on scheduled time. Only the state government can take a decision to hold elections early or not," Bhattacharjee said.

Addressing a press conference at the CPI-M party office in Kolkata, the chief minister, without naming Mamata Banerjee, said the person who made this demand was not conversant with the Constitution.

"The careless utterances indicate reckless and whimsical thoughts," he pointed out.

He alleged that forces like the RSS, Maoists, ultra-rightists and foreign forces have joined together to fight the Left.

Bhattacharjee said RSS mouthpiece Organiser recently said the Trinamool Congress should come to power in West Bengal, indicating that the two organisations had united against the Left Front.

"Those leaders from the BJP who have joined the Trinamool Congress have links with the RSS," he claimed.

Attacking the Trinamool Congress, Bhattacharjee said whereas the Left parties want progress of West Bengal, Trinamool wants to take the state backward.