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Surjeet says BJP will lose power

HOSHIARPUR, MAY 9. The general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Harkishan Singh Surjeet, said that the BJP and its allies would lose power at the Centre after the elections.

In the latest issue of the party's weekly People's Democracy, he said that ``the politically-conscious people of India have decided to throw away the BJP and its allies from the seat of power".

The leaders of the BJP were ``disappointed'' and becoming ``desperate''. The final round of the polling tomorrow was causing anxiety among them. They might not be able to win even a few seats in West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. In Bengal and Kerala, the Left Front was surging ahead, he said.

Mr Surjeet said the BJP and the NDA leaders, George Fernandes, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Sharad Yadav and Shahnawaz Hussain were not on a sound footing.

Similarly, in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress leaders, Mamata Banerjee and Ajit Kumar Panja were ``losing ground.''

Confidence in EC

Reacting to the Election Commission's "displeasure" over the alleged remark of the chairman of the Left Front in West Bengal, Mr. Biman Bose against the Commission, Mr Surjeet expressed full confidence in the Election Commission.

In a statement, Mr. Surjeet commended the Commission and the State Government for the arrangements made and called upon all sections of people to cast their vote fearlessly. "The party is sure that with the cooperation of the State administration, free and fair polls will be held," said Mr. Surjeet.

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