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Cong holds CPI(M) responsible for violence in Bengal

Last Updated: Saturday, August 8, 2009 - 17:16

Kolkata: West Bengal Congress on Saturday accused
CPI(M) of being responsible for lawlessness in the state and
ridiculed it for questioning the Governor`s neutrality on his
remarks over political violence after the Lok Sabha polls.

"The CPI(M), which has been primarily responsible for
the lawlessness has been exposed by its own ridiculous
statement. The state is witnessing a bloodbath and the
Governor has taken a right and timely step in urging all
political parties to end violence," CLP leader Manas Bhuniya said.

Bhuniya, a WBPCC vice-president who was chased and
thrashed along with eight of his party MLAs on July 15
allegedly by CPI(M) activists at Mangalkot in Burdwan
district, said despite the Left party`s claims, violence was
taking place against Congress and Trinamool Congress workers
and supporters in the state.

"Instead of criticising the statement of the Governor,
the CPI(M) should restrain its cadres. It is also the duty of
the state government to act," he said.

The Left Front had yesterday questioned Governor
Gopalkrishna Gandhi`s neutrality on his statement and said
violence was being targeted against CPI(M) members in
particular and the Left Front in general.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, August 8, 2009 - 17:16

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