Kolkata: The CPI(M) on Sunday branded West Bengal
Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi as "partisan", two days after
the party-led Left Front questioned his "neutrality" when he
criticised the post-poll violence in the state.
"He is not impartial enough. He is partisan," CPI(M)
Central Committee member and state president of CITU Shyamal
Chakraborty told reporters when asked to comment on Gandhi`s
statement advising the state government to act rapidly in
bringing the perpetrators of crime to book.
Following Gandhi`s August 6 statement, the Left Front, in
a statement the next day, had criticised the Governor for what
it described as his "lack of neutrality".
Recalling that in 2007 Gandhi had said that Nandigram
had been "recaptured" by the CPI(M), Chakraborty alleged that
the Governor remained silent on the events during the
preceding 11 months when Trinamool Congress-led Bhumi Ucched
Pratirodh Committee activists, along with Maoists, had killed
and evicted CPI(M) workers, besides burning police jeeps.