Kolkata, May 14 (PTI): Accepting the poll verdict, CPI(M) today said that there was no denying that the mandate was clearly against the 34-year-old Left Front rule in West Bengal."There was high expectation among left Front workers to see the eighth Left Front government coming into being, but it was not fulfilled,"
CPI(M) mouthpiece ''Ganashakti'' said in its editorial column."The Left Front has accepted the verdict and decided to play the role of a responsible opposition group in accordance with democratic traditions," it said.According to the daily, the Front would analyse the poll reverses and try to identify the lapses of the Left Front."It is the responsibility to win back confidence of the people by correcting the lapses and reach the doorsteps of the people."
Alleging that after 34 years, "a semi-fascist power aligned with extreme anti-people policies" had come to power in the state, the CPI(M) daily said "there is apprehension about move to curb the rights of the working class."
The editorial professed fear that the achievements in the Left Front rule in last 34 years might be undone under the new regime."People''s interest is not safe in the hands of the new regime, particularly land reforms, democratic panchayat system, development in agriculture, unity and integrity and communal amity." PTI PB PC