AGARTALA, April 18 - Amidst the growing influence of the BJP following of stunning victories in five States, CPI(M) State secretary Bijan Dhar asserted that the Left Front would romp home to power in the next Assembly elections, slated for early next year, with higher number of seats.
Asked to assess the Left Front�s chances in the upcoming elections, a smiling Dhar replied confidently �why not 51? Of course we can�t secure more than 60�.
The Left Front government would do whatever possible within the parameters set by the Supreme Court to protect the jobs of 10,323 teachers retrenched by the apex court, but refused to lay out the exact strategy and policy for this, he said today.
�There are enough people who are happy over the retrenchment and a section, specially BJP elements in Dharmanagar, celebrated this heart-rending order by indulging in fireworks; so I would not say anything that may help anti-teacher people in filing court cases to subvert the process,� said Dhar.
The veteran leader said BJP is trying to occupy the entire opposition space by organising programmes even when there is no election. �Earlier the Congress, as main the Opposition, used to appear only once in five years to fight polls but the BJP is working on a new strategy by remaining active all the time; this is new trend,� he said.
He, however, asserted that the Left Front is prepared for any eventuality and would win the Assembly polls hands down. He attributed the growth of BJP to the failure of Congress and regional parties, but said that BJP�s politics of polarization would greatly harm the nation and its Constitution and values enshrined in it. He asserted that socialism is the solution to the problems facing the world under capitalism.