Biman Bose asks party workers to build contacts
Kolkata: Left Front chairman Biman Bose on Friday urged party workers to go to the villages and build up contacts with people.
He was addressing a gathering in connection with the grand rally (mahamichil) organised by the Left Front this afternoon.
Bose said though thousands of people have joined the rally but the people in the rural areas are not aware of the programmes that are being held in the cities. "It is your responsibility to go to the villages and make people aware of the demands which are raised by the Left Front."
Political experts said Left parties have become desperate to regain ground in Bengal before the Panchayat election. The Left Front has failed to regain strength since it lost the Assembly polls in 2011. Subsequently, in all the by-elections, Left Front candidates had lost their deposits. In the 2016 Assembly polls, alliance with Congress had backfired and LF got only 28 seats. Now, it has only two MPs in Lok Sabha and after 2018, it will not have any MP in Rajya Sabha. With this background, Left is desperate to regain its lost ground in the rural areas.
It may be mentioned that in an article in the annual number of Ganashakti, party's Bengali organ Biman Bose had held the lackadaisical attitude of a section of comrades responsible in the party's failure to regain ground.