Rahul praises Congress-Left struggle against commulism
New Delhi/Kolkata, June 7: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday appreciated the Left Front-Congress’ joint struggle in West Bengal against commulism and price hike and said the two parties should work together to gain people’s confidence, a senior Congress leader said. The leader of the opposition in the state assembly, Abdul Mann, who met Gandhi to “seek his advice on running the legislative party”, said there was a need for the secular opposition forces to put up a united fight in view of the continuing post-poll violence in the state.
“The way the BJP government at the centre is increasing prices and hiking diesel rates, besides colluding with the secessionist forces to dismember the country, the way the commul forces are rearing their heads, to stop them the secular parties have to fight unitedly.
“He (Gandhi) agreed. He said (Prime Minister) rendra Modi has remained silent on the issues of commulism and price rise.
“He (Gandhi) appreciated our fight and said the Left and the Congress should fight together. Then only we can win the people’s confidence,” said Mann. Refering to the Congress-Left’s poor performance in the assembly polls, Mann said there was a delay in forming the alliance.
However, he exuded hope that the movement launched in the state by the Left-Congress against the Bharatiya Jata Party-led government at the centre and the Trimool Congress regime in the state would earn them the people’s trust. (IANS)