Central team may visit WB following TC, Left clashes
  • This Section
  • Latest
  • Web Wrap
Last Updated: Sunday, November 29, 2009, 21:27
  
New Delhi: In the wake of continuous clashes between supporters of Trinamool Congress and Left parties, the Centre is likely to send a team to West Bengal next week to assess the situation.

The three member team may visit violence-hit areas and hold talks with district administration officials before holding meeting with top state government officials in Kolkata, Home Ministry sources said.

Railway Minister and TC chief Mamata Banerjee has been demanding for long to send a Central team to West Bengal as her party has been claiming that there has been "complete breakdown of law and order".

Banerjee had met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on November 26 and discussed with him about the prevailing situation in West Bengal.

Violence on November 26 in Hooghly district, where one person was killed and a police officer and several others injured, triggered a TC outburst in Lok Sabha with the party demanding that a team from the Centre be sent to the state.

After TC's Sudeep Bandopadhyay raised the issue during Zero Hour, Left MP Basudeb Acharya countered the charge by saying that TC was hand-in-glove with Maoists.

The war of words led to adjournment of the House for over an hour.

The TC chief claimed that Home Minister P Chidambaram has already written to the state government several times over the "deteriorating law and order" situation.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, November 29, 2009, 21:27


comments powered by Disqus