People's Democracy

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


No. 14

April 04, 2010


Ensure Sweeping Win for LF in Civic Polls




THE Bengal units of the CPI (M) and the Left Front have called for a convincing win for the LF candidates in the 81 municipal bodies that go to the polls in June later this year.  The bodies include the Kolkata Corporation and the Salt Lake municipality. 

Both have LF boards albeit by a thin margin.  The LF is in control of the majority of the municipalities in Bengal.  The Bengal Left Front has drawn attention to the unprecedented work in urban development that could be organised and piloted by the LF-led boards. 

This time around, as in the past the campaign preceding the polls must also focus on the developmental work done by the Left Front government and also draw attention to the way in which the CPI (M) and the Left Front had stood by the mass of the people in all circumstances, in adversity and in happiness. 

The Bengal Left Front has decided that the nominees for the post of the councillor must work full time for the civic body they are elected to and they must devote a large part of time in the task of interaction with the masses-- deeply and widely as in the past decades.