Kolkata, Feb 8 : Those opposing industrialisation in West Bengal were doing so to keep the state underdeveloped and they themselves had no policies or programme, veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu said today.
"The opposition in the state are putting obstructions in the path of industrialisation to keep the state backward. They are not allowing West Bengal to progress. They are doing so as they do not have any policy or programme," the nonagenerian former chief minister said in a message sent to a Left Front rally here to kick off its Lok Sabha election campaign.
Stating that he had learnt of the Centre's clearance of the proposed PCPIR at Nayachar, Basu said, "The opposition is now threatening to obstruct it. I now think they want to oppose implementation of anything that is good and beneficial for West Bengal."