With Trinamool Congress-Congress combine scoring a landslide win in West Bengal, the CPI(M) on Friday dubbed the result "unexpected" but said it humbly accepted the verdict of the people and assured of playing the role of a responsible and constructive opposition in the assembly.
"The results are unexpected. The Left Front humbly accepted the verdict of the people and promised to play the role of a responsible and constructive opposition in the assembly", a joint statement issued by outgoing Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and LF chairman Biman Bose here said.
They said besides identifying the reasons behind the defeat and taking corrective steps, the Front would take up continuous programmes to win back the confidence of the people.
Stating that during the 34-year of LF rule, the poor and the common people got some rights and the working class, farmers and lower middle class got respect, both the leaders hoped that the common people would be active to retain those earned rights.
The Front legislators would be ready to launch struggle inside and outside the assembly to protect those rights of the people, they said.
The two leaders also appealed to the people to maintain peace and democratic atmosphere in every area of the state and urged their leaders and workers not to walk into the trap of any provocation.
They also said if the Front workers have any complaint, they should lodge it with the police with definite evidence and assured them the district and state leadership of the LF would be beside them.