Firhad Hakim lashes out at Yechury's 'link with BJP' jab
Kolkata: Reacting sharply to the comment of former CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury that Trinamool has ties with BJP, senior Trinamool Congress leaders said that the party was suffering from the failure to frame any policy.
State Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim said "CPI-M has become extinct in Bengal and has suffered badly in Tripura. Now, Yechury is making baseless allegations, as a bad workman always quarrels with his tools." He added that Trinamool had earlier fought against CPI-M and now for the sake of the country, BJP is the enemy.
He said CPI-M will have to identify its enemy and then find out the policy to fight against it. "The party has become directionless and now, they really do not know what to do," he maintained. He said the party was in power in Bengal for 34 years, but has now lost the status of Opposition party in the Assembly.
When asked who is Trinamool's foremost enemy, Hakim said "Left Front is no longer a factor and the real enemy is BJP, for its communal views."
Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was the first in the country to raise voice against the misdeeds of BJP. "Whether it was note ban or GST, she had raised her voice and so, the allegation of having links with BJP is baseless. Trinamool has launched a movement against the communal and hate politics of BJP."