Kolkata: After facing humiliating defeat in the West Bengal Assembly elections, the Left Front is now all set to make a strong comeback. The party is striving hard to regain its lost political base in the state.

Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said the Left has always fought a long battle and would continue to do so as there is no alternative to the Left Front in the entire nation.

Speaking at a function to mark the 123rd birth anniversary of Muzzaffar Ahmed, one of the founders of CPI (M), he said, “The Left Front is tracking every step of the state government and will reply back at the right time.”

The new government should be given some time, however, right now our focus is to save our party workers from the growing attacks, he said, adding “We have to rectify our mistakes due to which the people did not vote for us.”

Apart from the attacks, farmers are also facing problems. “Land lease which was given to farmers by us is now being snatched away from them. We will stop this in every way,” he added.

Meanwhile, speaking on the sidelines of the function, CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat said Muzzaffar Ahmed had raised his voice against imperialism and started campaigns for welfare of the farmers post-independence.

“Our youth is not aware of this. The comrades should lead by their example,” he added.

JPN/Bureau