BUDDHADEB BHATTACHARJEE

  • Narendra Modi as PM will be a disaster, says Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee May 6, 2014

    Baruipur: It would be a disaster, if Narendra Modi became the next prime minister, CPI(M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Tuesday said, alleging that the RSS wants only Hindus to stay in the country. "Don't believe Narendra Modi. There will be disaster," Bhattacharjee said at a rally. "RSS says only Hindus...
  • Section of media controlled Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee: Mamata Banerjee May 2, 2014

    Belpahari: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday targeted a section of the media saying that they had 'controlled' her predecessor Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, but would fail to influence her, just as they had failed with CPI(M) patriarch Jyoti Basu. Calling for their boycott, Banerjee said "You control everybody, but not me....
  • Modi wave propaganda by corporate entities: Buddhadeb April 25, 2014

    Kolkata: CPI(M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Friday dismissed claims of a Modi wave in the country as as "propaganda" by corporate entities. He also alleged that some media houses were trying to create a Modi wave. "There is no Modi wave in the country. It is totally a corporate entity-led...
  • Buddhadeb should have imprisoned Left leaders: TMC April 14, 2014

    Trinamool Congress on Monday hit back at former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for his remark that had he been the CM, TMC leader Anubrata Mandal had been in jail and said if that was so then many CPI(M) leaders should have been imprisoned during his tenure. "Buddhadeb and Surjya...
  • 'Alarming how intellectuals and film personalities are joining TMC' April 5, 2014

    CPI(M) Politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday alleged a section of intellectuals and Bengali film personalities were 'surrendering to black money of chitfunds' in Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal. "A section of Tollygunge (film industry) is surrendering to the black money of chit funds. An evil hand is trying to take over...
  • Gap between Left, TMC narrowing: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee March 26, 2014

    Describing the Lok Sabha poll as "very important" for the Left, former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee claimed the vote gap between the Left and the Trinamool Congress was narrowing. "If you analyse the results of the 2011 Assembly poll, you will see that the gap of votes between the...
  • 1993 Kolkata firing: Former Bengal CM Buddhadeb deposes before panel February 26, 2014

    Kolkata: Former Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Wednesday deposed before the 21 July commission set up by the Mamata Banerjee government. The commission is probing the police firing on an anti-government protest rally led by Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on 21 July, 1993 which killed 13 Youth Congress workers. Mamata,...
  • WB: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's arrest demanded for Netai killing February 3, 2014

    Kolkata: After former West Bengal Chief Minister Bhattacherjee admitted the complicity of partymen in the killing of nine villagers at Netai in East Midnapore district three years, Panchyat minister Subrata Mukherjee On Monday demanded his arrest. "Bhattacherjee, who was also holding the home portfolio then should be arrested and prosecuted for...
  • Trinamool has understanding with BJP, says Buddhadeb December 22, 2013

    Kolkata: Attacking the Mamata Banerjee government, veteran CPIM leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of having a tacit understanding with the BJP for the upcoming general elections. The former chief minister also charged his successor Banerjee with using money and muscle power to stifle people's voices. "Law and order...
  • Food Security Bill will not benefit every poor, says Buddhadeb September 4, 2013

    Criticising the UPA government for not bringing in a full proof Food Security Bill, CPI(M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Wednesday said the bill would not provide food to each and every poor of the country. "They (Congress) are creating a hype over the bill. But this bill is not at...
  • Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee blames Congress for Darjeeling turmoil August 6, 2013

    Accusing the Congress of endorsing statehood to Telangana for electoral gain, senior CPIM leader and former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Monday alleged that the action has led to turmoil in Darjeeling. He also predicted that the country will be in flames in the coming days following fresh...
  • Mulayam important ally in Left's national struggle: CPM July 1, 2013

    Kolkata: Describing Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav as an important ally in the Left's nationwide struggles, a senior CPIM leader on Sunday said discussions will be held with him and leaders of other parties on the programmes to be adopted in the coming days. Four Left parties Communist Party...
  • 'Mamata's language resembles the language of criminals' June 22, 2013

    Kolkata: Senior CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Friday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of using words that resembled the "language of criminals" which would only encourage such elements. "Earlier also, she used such language. But for the past few days the kind of language and words she has...
  • There seems to be no rule of law in Bengal: Buddhadeb June 16, 2013

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government was compensating crime against women with money and there seemed to be no rule of law in the state, former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee alleged on Saturday. "The government wants to compensate any type of crime whether against women or youth with money....
  • CPIM, Congress have joined hands, says Mamata Banerjee May 29, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged that the CPIM, the Congress as well as the BJP have joined hands and fielded Independent candidates to eat into Trinamool Congress' votes in the upcoming Lok Sabha byelection. "Some Independent candidates belong to the Congress, some of them belong to...
  • BJP trying to get close to TMC: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee May 27, 2013

    Howrah: By withdrawing its candidate for the Howrah Lok Sabha byelection, BJP was trying to get close to Trinamool Congress and gain a footing in West Bengal, CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee claimed on Sunday. "BJP is sending a message to Trinamool Congress, which has broken its tieup with Congress, by...
  • Mamata knew everything about chit fund scam: Buddhadeb May 6, 2013

    Kolkata: Attacking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, her predecessor and CPIM leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday termed as "lies" her statement that she knew nothing about the chit fund scam before the Bengali New Year day. "New she says I did not know anything before Polia Baishakh (April 15Bengali...
  • Will publish posters against CPI(M) canards: Mamata May 5, 2013

    Panihati: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday mocked her predecessor Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's comment that the former Left Front regime had kept chit funds at bay and promised to publish 'posters' against canards by the Marxist party. "Kept them at bay? But rubbed shoulders with them! Whose photo is...
  • Don't agree that Mamata is honest: Buddhadeb February 6, 2013

    Kolkata: Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Tuesday said that he "did not agree" with the popular perception that his successor in the top post Mamata Banerjee was honest. "I don't agree with the perception that she is honest," Bhattacharjee told a Bengali news channel when asked whether...
  • PM has worked only to help the rich: Buddhadeb January 28, 2013

    Baruipur: Lashing out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for allegedly failing to improve the condition of the poor, CPI(M) Politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday said the UPA regime has pursued antipeople policies to help a handful of rich people for the past nine years. "Can Manmohan Singh claim that the...
  • West Bengal now a graveyard: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee January 14, 2013

    Kolkata: Former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday accused the West Bengal government of squandering money on self promotion instead of creating jobs. "The constant refrain is all work has been done. Sometimes it is being said 90 percent of the work is complete. We ruled West Bengal for 34 years....
  • West Bengal now a graveyard: Buddhadeb January 13, 2013

    Kolkata: Former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday accused the West Bengal government of squandering money on self promotion instead of creating jobs. "The constant refrain is all work has been done. Sometimes it is being said 90 per cent of the work is complete. We ruled West Bengal for...
  • Antisocial activities being encouraged in WB: Buddhadeb November 25, 2012

    Kolkata: Bitterly critical of the Trinamool Congress governance in West Bengal, CPI(M) leader and former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday said the state was lagging significantly in industry and agriculture with antisocial elements "active and unchecked". "This government is a failure. We had no idea that law and order...
  • Trinamool lacks a national perspective: Buddhadeb November 25, 2012

    Kolkata: Alleging that the Trinamool Congress lacked a national perspective, CPIM politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday said the party had moved the noconfidence motion in the Lok Sabha to serve its "narrow" political interests. "They have no idea of politics at the national level. They lack a national perspective. Ask...
  • Mamata government driving away investors: Buddhadeb November 12, 2012

    Kolkata: Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday accused the Mamata Banerjeeled government of driving away investors which was jeopardising the economy of the state. "Her (Mamata) government says it would not give land for industry. Because of its faulty policies the industrial environment in the state has...
  • PM won't be able to retain power like his friend Obama: Buddhadeb November 11, 2012

    Howrah: Accusing the government of following proUS economic policies, CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be unable to retain power by following the policy of appeasing the rich. "Manmohan Singh is aware that his government is not doing well. He is trying but will...
  • Manmohan Singh govt a sinking boat: Buddhadeb September 9, 2012

    Arambag: CPM Politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday described the Manmohan Singh government at the Centre as a "sinking boat" and said the Left is trying to build a nonCongress, nonBJP alternative. The condition of Manmohan Singh government is "not good," Bhattacharjee alleged at a party worker's meet here, and said,...
  • Buddha slams Mamata for 'inviting' Obama to WB September 2, 2012

    Kolkata: In a veiled attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for "encouraging imperialism", CPI(M) veteran Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday said it was unprecedented that the state government was eager to invite a US president next year. He made the reference to the state government's desire,...
  • Buddhadeb attacks 'dictatorial' attitude of Mamata August 17, 2012

    Kolkata: Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Thursday criticised Mamata Banerjeeled government saying that it was running under the dictatorship of one person, where nobody else had courage to raise their heads. "Only one voice is there in the state at present and nobody else has courage to...
  • TMC devoid of political will, programmes: Buddha August 6, 2012

    Kolkata: Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday slammed the Mamata Banerjee government saying he hardly found any governance in the state as crimes against women were steadily going up and the state failed to attract any investment. The state was steadily going downhill for lack of political...