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'CPM plotting with BJP to split opposition votes'

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Updated: April 22, 2011, 5:02 PM IST
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'CPM plotting with BJP to split opposition votes'
Mamata alleges that the CPI-M has joined hand with the BJP for the Assembly polls.

Canning: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the CPI-M, which leads the state's Left Front government, of forging an underhand deal with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to divide opposition votes.

Addressing an election rally at Canning in North 24 Parganas, Banerjee said "The CPI-M has made a deal with the BJP to divide the votes. They summon the BJP in every election so that it may cut the votes of the Trinamool."

Banerjee also announced that if her party came to power, it will release all the political prisoners who are "languishing in various jails for nothing".

"The CPI-M has put behind bars all those who dare to oppose their atrocities. The administration has falsely charged many people. We will free all them when we come to power."

Calling for change, she quipped "Mausam badlaey, duniya badlaey, CPI-Mer sarkar badlaey na kano? (Seasons change, the world changes. Why doesn't the CPI-M government change?)"

Citing Friday's incident in Birbhum's Bolpur where a CPI-M leader was allegedly caught distributing money to people, she said: "They (CPI-M) accuse us of using black money but it's their leader who has been caught red handed distributing money."

CPI-M leader and MP from Bolpur constituency Ramchandra Dome on Friday was surrounded by a group of Trinamool supporters for allegedly distributing money to woo voters in West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said.

The second part of six-phased assembly polls will be held in West Bengal on Saturday.

First Published: April 22, 2011, 5:02 PM IST
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