Violence in Bengal must stop: Chidambaram tells TC, Cong
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Last Updated: Sunday, April 04, 2010, 00:06
Kolkata: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday night said that violence in West Bengal must stop and that the Centre would act in its own way and time, according to Trinamool Congress leader Saugata Roy.

"He (Chidambaram) told us that violence must stop and Centre will act in its own way and own time. He is keeping a tab on what is happening in West Bengal and asked us how many Trinamool Congress workers had been killed in the last three months," Roy, Union minister of state for Urban Development, told agency.

"We informed him that 83 people died during the period," Roy who was part of an 11-member joint delegation of allies Trinamool Congress and Congress to meet Chidambaram at Raj Bhavan here said.

He said Chidambaram clarified that he could not make it to Mangalkot in Burdwan district as scheduled due to loss of time in returning from Arunachal Pradesh because of inclement weather there.

"He will visit Mangalkot and other areas of the state later," Roy said.

The joint delegation pleaded for central steps to end "CPI(M) misrule and atrocities" in accordance with constitutional means.

"We believe that the Centre is concerned and aware of the situation prevailing in Left Front-ruled West Bengal," Trinamool Congress Chief Whip in the Lok Sabha Sudip Bandopadhyay said.


First Published: Sunday, April 04, 2010, 00:06

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