People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 15

April 15, 2007

LF Calls Upon People To Thwart Attempts At Disruption


BENGAL Left Front has exhorted upon the people of the state to maintain peace and order everywhere and to thwart all conspiratorial moves to create anarchy and disruption. It has appealed also to the anti-LF political outfits to play an active and positive role in this regard.


In a recent meeting of the Bengal Left Front, chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee explained the administrative initiative towards commencement of a political and social process for restoration of normalcy at Nandigram. The all-party meeting that was called for the purpose was boycotted by the opposition. 


Biman Basu called upon all political parties to attend the all-party meetings and to help the process of return of normalcy at Nandigram where the present siege-like situation imposed on the locality by the opposition parties and their running mates has made life unbearable for the mass of the people in the villages there.


The Left Front meeting took up and discussed the issue of REGA and it was noted that the project was in motion in all districts except Kolkata and Howrah. The Left Front called on all panchayat institutions, whether run by the Front or by opposition outfits, to make a greater success of the REGA. It must also be ensured that no opportunistic elements could benefit from the scheme especially when job cards would be issued. 


The work of household survey for REGA has already been completed and the task of posting lists of BPL beneficiaries on the walls of the panchayat offices is already underway. All panchayat offices have been asked to keep the lists on the walls for a period of at least one month so that all people of the villages would be able to notice the exercise.




The LF meeting also took up the issue of the forthcoming civic elections to five municipalities including by-elections on May 27, along with the upcoming panchayat by-elections on the same day. The municipalities that will go to the polls are Nalhati, Coopers’ Camp, Panskura, Dhupguri, and the Durgapur Municipal Corporation. The elections will see the selection of candidates of the Left Front based on the standing practice. (B P)