TMC questions Marxist funds

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
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  • Updated: Oct 02, 2012 17:08 IST

On Monday CPI(M) doled out Rs. 1 lakh each to 50 of its supporters’ families who were killed in political clashes after the change of guard in the state. But this act resulted in criticisms flying in from archrivals, Trinamool Congress, over the source of money.


“Where is the CPI(M) getting this money from? It has stolen crores of rupees during its 35-year rule in the state. It is a party mired neck-deep in corruption. Raids should be conducted in Alimuddin Street to recover the black money. In my department itself, the Left Front usurped more than R500 crores,” alleged state food and civil supplies minister and known CPI(M) baiter Jyotipriya Mullick.

The CPI(M) is doling out money to its supporters now but when it was in power, it indulged in large-scale looting, extortion, and land heist and promoter raj. The CPI(M) left the state’s coffers empty putting it at a debt of more than Rs. 2,00,000 crores, but made sure to fill their own pockets,” urban development and municipal affairs minister Firhad Hakim said.

“The CPI(M) meeting was addressed by Biman Bose and Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. Legendary stand-up comedians Rabi Ghosh, Jahar Roy and Bhanu Bandopadhyay might have passed away but they have left behind their legacies in Bose and Bhattacharjee,” Mullick said.

“Biman Bose, Gautam Deb, Naren De and Pratim Chaterjee were among the most corrupt. They should be tied up with a rope around their waists and left amidst the public for massive thrashing. But our government does not believe in the politics of revenge,” Mullick said.

 

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