The CPI West Bengal unit Sunday
said that it would not participate in the January 19 mega
rally called by the Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee
to oust the BJP in the next general election.
called for the mega rally of all anti-BJP parties in Kolkata
on January 19.
"We appreciate that she has forwarded her invitation
(for the January 19 Brigade Rally). But the state CPI has
decided not to participate in it," CPI state secretary Swapan
Banerjee told reporters here.
He said that though the party's national executive
would take a final decision in connection with the matter, the
state body has already decided not to go to be a part of the
TMC's mega rally.
He also questioned (Mamata) Banerjee's real intention
to fight the BJP in the next general elections saying that
"one one side the TMC supremo is inviting the CPI but on
another side it is attacking the Left parties".
"On one side Mamata is inviting CPI but attacking left
parties, occupying party offices preventing filing
nominations," the CPI state secretary alleged.
Further questioning (Mamata) Banerjee's sincerity in
fighting the BJP in the next general elections, the CPI leader
said that the TMC should decide on who was its "real rival".
"Question arises whether Mamata is sincere in fighting
against the BJP. If she is sincere she must not attack Left
decide who is the main enemy (whether the BJP or the Left),"
The CPI leader also asked why (Mamata) was mum on the
"Doubt arises why Mamata and KCR of Telangana are
conspicuously silent on the Rafale scam," he said.
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