AHEAD of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Modi government has launched a conspiratorial attack on West Bengal government on the pretext of a CBI probe in the Sarada scam. The growing clamour by BJP leaders for imposition of President's Rule in the state provides a clear pointer to the Modi government's ominous design against the Constitution and the federal framework. We strongly condemn this design and appeal to the democracy-loving people of West Bengal to oppose this criminal central intervention using the CBI.
The people of West Bengal have long been fighting for justice against the Sarada & Rose Valley chit fund scams. By coopting scam-tainted leaders like Mukul Roy the BJP cannot claim to be fighting against this scam. Indeed, today there are much graver allegations of corruption against the Modi government, ranging from the demonetization disaster to the controversial Rafale deal. Anti-corruption rhetoric by a government which has proved itself the biggest promoter of crony capitalism can only be treated as hypocrisy of Himalayan proportions.
The Left in Bengal is committed to resist every conspiracy of the BJP and the central government while carrying forward its own battle against the growing corruption and tyranny of the TMC regime in the state.