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Intellectuals call for defeat of ruinous Marxist rule

kolkata Updated: Apr 09, 2011 16:36 IST
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Friends of Democracy, a self-styled association claiming to representation from all walks of life, on Friday called for all possible ways to prevent the eighth Left Front government from coming to power at any cost. The logic: West Bengal has virtually been pushed to the ruins over the last 34 years of Left rule.

Poet Joy Goswami, who was present at the event, spoke at length against the ruling Left Front government. He said the CPI(M) had enough time to learn from its mistakes and usher in positive changes to the society. “But they have not done anything of that sort. All they have done is suppress the common people’s voice either by way of direct threats or by planting their cadres at every level. We have had enough of CPI (M), we want to breathe in fresh air now,” said Goswami.

Civil right activist Sujato Bhadra said that the last parliamentary and municipal elections demonstrated in no small measure
that people are suffocated with the CPI(M) rule. “They have started to show their dislike for the regime.”

He said that from Nandigram to Netai, the Left Front government has only been the harbingers of destruction. “We shall continue to protest till there is an end to the CPI(M)'s continuing run of corruption and destruction. If the new government continues in the same vein, we would also raise our voice in protest. For now however, our motto is to defeat CPI (M),” he said.

A book named Somosto Bangla Ekjoge Boluk CPM Na (Let the whole of Bengal in unison say no to CPM) was launched at the