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Posted on Feb 05, 09:43PM | IBNS
Kolkata, Feb 5 : Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Tuesday said the Mamata Banerjee government is directionless while in a renewed attack on his successor he said he refused to buy the publicized notion that the Trinamool Congress is an honest politician given the change in economic fortunes of her family members.
"I refused to take the it," the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader told Bengali news channel 24 Ghanta when it was pointed out to him that Mamata Banerjee is personally an honest person despite other criticisms against her.
"I do not want to comment on it, but I do not accept it. You can do your own investigation and find out," the CPI-M Polit Bureau member told the interviewer referring to her family members but did not make any specific allegation.
"I will not give her any number [on a scale of ten]," he said slamming the government of Mamata Banerjee and accusing it of all round failure.
Bhattacharjee after keeping a low profile for a while is again attending meetings and rallies and has been vocal in the run up to the Panchayat polls in the state this year.
In another news channel, ABP Ananda, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said Mamata Banerjee is repeating the lies on industrialization and employment again and again so that some people are forced to believe in her.
He said land acquisition must have participation of the government for industrialization and to prevent the role of land mafia.
He said no new investment proposal has come to the state after the Left Front government's exit.
He said no power project could be even thought of while road projects are blocked. He said the ports are getting weaker and they are dying.
"Where will Bengal stand after five years? No Infosys and Wipro means our boys and girls running to Bangalore again," he said and slammed the government for its land policy.
He said SEZ for IT firms is also essential and so any unbending attitude on this is unacceptable.
He said he kept low for a while after the elections that unseated them after 34 years of uninterrupted rule because he thought he should stay away for a while since it is a courtesy in democratic politics.
He said women feel unsafe in West Bengal and he was shocked to hear Trinamool politicians speaking in such low taste about the Park Street rape victim.
He said anti-social elements are ruling and there are more functions in every locality which are state sponsored now since clubs are getting funded by the government.
"This is dangerous and West Bengal will suffer for this," said Bhattacharjee.