Yechury hits out at TC over Central team`s visit to WB
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 01, 2009, 18:30
New Delhi: Taking a dig at the Trinamool Congress leadership over sending of a Central team to West Bengal, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday said they needed to "brush up" their English as they found no difference between the words "assist" and "assess".

While TC leaders were saying that the team had gone to "assess" the law and order situation as "a prelude to their designs" for imposition of President's Rule, Home Minister P Chidambaram made it clear that the team has gone to "assist the state government", Yechury said.

"They need to brush up their English. The Home Minister's clarifications are at complete variance with what was being sought by the Trinamool," the CPI(M) leader said.

He alleged the Trinamool's "political objective" was to create violence and mayhem and use it as a pretext to get Central rule imposed and then hold the assembly polls, slated in 2011. "This gameplan has now been completely punctured".

TC has been demanding President's Rule in West Bengal alleging that law and order has collapsed in the state.

Yechury said Chidambaram has made it clear in Parliament that the Centre had adopted a "non-confrontation" approach in sending the team, which had gone to hold consultations with state officials.

The Home Minister, he said, also clarified that the team of Central officials would visit any affected area only if the state government suggests so and facilitates their visit.


First Published: Tuesday, December 01, 2009, 18:30

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