Genre: Politics & Current Affairs; Pages 260; Paperback; Price: Rs 300
The state of West Bengal stands on a crossroad. The longest reign of the Left Front Government (LFG) led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist), CPI (M), has at last met with a real challenge from the main opposition party, the Trinamool Congress (TMC). The imminent state Assembly elections provide the setting for the ultimate battle for political power over the single issue: Change. This change relates to dethroning the incumbent state government and the setting of red star that had shone steadily for nearly three and a half decades from the political firmament of West Bengal. The all important question that now confronts the people of West Bengal is: vote for whom: the star studded and hammer and sickle flag or the ‘ghasphool’ studded saffron-white-green colored flag? CPIM or TMC? The book strives to provide a rather common sense guide for the people of West Bengal going to the 2011 assembly polls.