Kolkata: A minute`s silence was observed
on Thursday in memory of those who died in last evening`s
serial blasts in Mumbai with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
saying that West Bengal shared the grief of the people of the
"If Mumbai weeps, Bengal also weeps. We fully share
the agony and sufferings of the people of Mumbai. We pray that
people of Mumbai get the strength to overcome the shock," the
Chief Minister said.
"I convey my condolences to the families of those who
lost their lives and pray for the quick recovery of the
injured," Banerjee said at a function here.
Meanwhile, Governor M K Narayanan summoned Director
General of Police Naparajit Mukherjee and Kolkata Police
Commissioner R K Pachananda presumably to discuss security
issues in the state following the Mumbai blasts.
A red alert was issued last night here with security
strengthened at the airport, railway stations, the port,
markets, shopping malls and public places.
A state-wide alert was also in place with vigilance on
government property and vital installations. Vehicles were
also being checked, the police said.