"At no given scenario, we will go with Congress or BJP. It will be better if we sit in the opposition and oppose anti-people policies. We are not power-hungry like Trinamool, for us, it is a fight for ideology and values," CPI-M politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said.
Dubbing TMC as ‘power-hungry and opportunist’, the ex-West Bengal chief minister said that Mamata Banerjee's party is not coming clean on its stand on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.     

"It is saying that it will play a vital role in government formation, but how will it do it? It can do it either by siding with BJP or Congress," he said.
Accusing the state government of remaining inactive in dealing with atrocities against women, he said that anti-socials are calling the shots in the state, as they have the blessings of a section of the ruling party.
"Why is the state government not taking any action against the culprits in cases of rape and molestation?" he wondered.
Buddhadeb further said, "It (government) is not taking any action because the anti-socials and goons have the blessings of a section of the ruling party."
He claimed that during the Left front regime too, crimes had taken place, but strong action was taken against culprits.
He took a jibe at the state government for ‘being more absorbed in conducting festivals than bringing in investments to the state’.


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