Addressing a press conference Bose alleged that Trinamool Congress had unleashed a reign of terror in various areas and the Left parties would resist any such attempt to destabilise peace in West Bengal.
Asked the figure which the alliance would get to come to power, Bose said; “I am not an astrologer. Wait for a couple of days and all your doubts would be cleared,” he said.
It may be mentioned that on May 12, 2011, a day before the Assembly election results were out, Bose had told the media in a press conference that 8th Left Front would come to power in West Bengal. However, on May 13 it was found that Left Front had bagged only 60 odd seats.
Again, before the results on 2014 Lok Sabha was announced Bose had said that LF would bag 22 seats but after the results were announced the LF seats were drastically reduced to just two seats.
Taking cue from the past Bose refrained from announcing the number of seats which it would get to come to power.
From the beginning when the unofficial alliance with Congress was made, Bose distanced himself from the whole process.
While his colleagues Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, Surya Kanta Misra and Mohammad Selim were euphoric about the alliance and its victory Bose did not open his mouth on the issue. Misra said that the alliance would get around 200 seats.
It was reliably learnt that LF leaders had calculated that Trinamool was again coming back to power and so instead of becoming aggressive preferred to tone down their voice.