The people have spoken:
In a jolt to the CPI(M)-led Left Front, Trinamool Congress defeated its candidates in trouble-torn Nandigram in the three-tier panchayat elections in West Bengal.The Left Front have consistently denied any wrongdoing or engaging in strong-arm tactics, blaming, as always, the opposition for its troubles. This is a typical tactic used by the Left Front to demonize its opponents and deflect responsibility. Alas, the citizens of Nandigram, ground zero, so to speak, didn't believe the Left Front and their lies and proved it by voting against them.
The Front also faced rout in three zilla parishad seats in Singur to Trinamool Congress candidates.
The polls are seen as a litmus test for the Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee government's farmland acquisition policy for industries.