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Chidambaram urges WB governor to stop post-poll violence

The union home minister also appealed to the Maoists to abjure violence and start peace talks.



Agartala: Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram
on Tuesday expressed concern over the post-poll violence in
West Bengal and asked the Governor to take all measures to
stop the violence.

"It is a matter of concern. I do not know whom to blame
for it. Last night I have spoken to West Bengal Governor to
take all possible measures to stop violence there, because
violence cannot be tolerated", Chidambaram told reporters
here.

"There were three incidents after the election was over.
I have also spoken to Mamata Banerjee and Mukul Roy about the
violence and appealed to all political parties to stop
violence. I think they would respond to my appeal", he added.

The union home minister also appealed to the Maoists to
abjure violence and start peace talks.

"84 percent people have exercised their franchise which
means that people are not in favour of any kind of violence in
the state. I also appeal to the Maoists to abjure violence and
start peace talks", he said. PTI Maoists exchange fire with security forces
Jamshedpur, May 17 (PTI) An encounter today broke out
between Maoists and security personnel at Rairda jungle in
adjoining Saraikela-Kharswan district of Jharkhand, police
said here.

DIG (Kolhan) Navin Kumar Singh said the CPI (Maoists)
fired at the patrolling security contingent, which included
the district police, at Burudih village.

As the security personnel returned the fire, the
ultras made a hasty retreat, he said.
A follow-up search operation was on to track down the
ultras.

PTI

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