Kolkata: The way West Bengal Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee has blamed the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the hooch incident claiming 173 lives has irked the Left Front, which has decided to raise its voice against the government inside and outside the state assembly.

Assembly Speaker Biman Bandopadhyay has convened an all party meet over the issue on Monday.

Earlier the LF had accepted the invitation to attend the all party meet suggested by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, but in the wake of allegations made against the CPM it has changed its stand.

The LF convened an emergency meeting to condemn the state government’s stand over the issue, and decided to start a 3-day statewide campaign against the government from Sunday.

Meanwhile, the LF legislative party has been entrusted with the task of devising strategies to oppose the government.

Commenting on the issue, LF Chairman Biman Bose said, “The LF legislative party will decide whether to participate in the all party meet or not.”

CPM legislative party leader Surya Kant Mishra said, “The Assembly session will begin at 11 pm on Monday. The front will take up the issue in the House. Participation in the all party meet will depend on the Mamata government’s stand over the unethical remarks made by its Parliamentary Affairs Minister.”

JPN/Bureau