KOLKATA,30November,2010: Claiming there was no alternative to the Left Front in West Bengal, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said the state would not survive without the alliance.
"There is no alternative to the Left in West Bengal. If the Left goes, the state would not survive. It is either the Left or death," Bhattacharjee said at a rally here.
Reactionary forces, communal forces and some foreign forces did not want the Leftists to remain in power in the state, he said.
"What will be the future of the state if the Left goes? In West Bengal, the Left stands for the peasants' movement, the workers' movement and the movement of the poor."
In an apparent dig at Trinamool Congress which is eyeing a change of government in the state, he said "what change? We took land away from the zamindars and distributed it to the poor farmers. Will they give land back to the zamindars? They do not want a government of peasants and workers".