People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
March 26, 2006
Left Front in full swing of the election campaign looks to a free-and-fair
assembly polls in Bengal as during the past six occasions.
However, while accepting the five-phase election schedule, the Bengal
Left Front would yet say that the move to do so was ‘unwanted, unnecessary,
Basu speaking to the Kolkata media in the evening of March 21 commented to say
that the phased election would inconvenience students appearing in a great many
examinations set for the summer months of April and May: the Joint Entrance
Examination (JEE) alone featured close to 98,000 examinees.
Basu expressed surprise at the callous manner in which the opportunistic forces
that made up the Bengal opposition chose to welcome the phased elections with
little care or concern for the students whose careers would take off in new
Basu while agreeing that the voters’ list must be as flawless as possible did
point out that the task to make it so could never mean the summary deletion of
the names of CPI(M) members of parliament, Alakesh Das and Prasanta Pradhan.
He noted that the deletion of the name of Sudhir Giri, a senior CPI(M)
leader, a former MP, and a permanent resident of Contai was quite unexpected.
expressing disapproval of the way the Bengal opposition would pump in thousands
of fake complaints, some times bereft of the complainants’ signature, Biman
Basu pointed out that the development often saw a bizarre development.
People declared ‘dead’ and shifted out of the voters’ list, would
benignly appear before the concerned election officials, and politely ask for
either a restoration of their names in the electoral rolls or an issuance of
Basu said answering a question from the newspersons that the five-phased poll
would be sure to witness the presence of the phenomenon called exit polls.
Biman baud is say that the results of the exit polls in Bengal during
either the Lok Sabha or the assembly polls had always remained directionless and