Haldia: Defending the Left government’s rule in West Bengal, former Chief Minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Friday said there were some mistakes on the part of the erstwhile government on the Nandigram issue but the industrial policies adopted during his tenure were apt.

While addressing party workers on the first day of district level convention in East Medinipur district’s Nimtoli, he said, “Yes, we did some mistakes at the administrative level in Nandigram but that doesn’t mean that our strategies were wrong. To lead the state and the nation on the path of development, we need industries but industrialists are turning their faces away from new investment in this government.”

Meanwhile, sharing the dais, CPM state secretary Biman Bose said, “Farmers in the state are not happy with present government’s agriculture policies due to which they are committing suicide.”

“The ruling TMC is totally silent on the issue of inflation,” Bose pointed out.

On the other hand, leader of the Opposition Surya Kant Mishra in the West Bengal Assembly said, “The party is losing its ground due to the political storm of East Medinipur but we are confident that this district will only help us return to power.”

Around 420 CPM representatives are taking part in this convention.