Restrain WB CM: Trinamool to Centre

Trinamool Congress Monday asked the Union Home Ministry to restrain West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee from making "threatening" speeches and trying to "gag" the voice of the opposition in the state.

Last Updated: Oct 04, 2010, 18:49 PM IST

New Delhi: Trinamool Congress Monday asked the
Union Home Ministry to restrain West Bengal Chief Minister
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee from making "threatening" speeches and
trying to "gag" the voice of the opposition in the state.

Drawing the attention of Home Minister P Chidambaram to
Bhattacharjee`s reported remarks at a recent rally in
Kolkata, Trinamool leader Sudip Bandopadhyay said the Chief
Minister "is making heinous attempts to gag the voice of the
opposition".

"His style of talking in public meetings are totally
against the norms and practices of parliamentary democratic
system and (is) harmful for democracy," Bandopadhyay said in a
letter to Chidambaram.

He quoted Bhattacharjee as saying in a public meeting that
Trinamool chief and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee would not
be allowed to create chaos in the state and asking as to why
she had visited troubled Darjeeling or Maoist violence-hit
Lalgarh or Jungalmahal.

The Trinamool leader in Lok Sabha asked the Home Minister
to "restrain" Bhattacharjee from making speeches which were
"full of provocation and threat".

The Chief Minister is to be asked and clarification sought
from him as to "why he is delivering such type of aggressive
and violent speeches", Bandopadhyay said in the letter, adding
that the "Chief Minister should behave like a Chief Minister".

He said Bhattacharjee had no doubt in his mind that he was
"going to be thrown out of power by the people of West Bengal
in the next Assembly Elections."

PTI