Cong holds CPI(M) responsible for violence in Bengal
Last Updated: Saturday, August 08, 2009, 17:16
Kolkata: West Bengal Congress on Saturday accused CPI(M) of being responsible for lawlessness in the state and ridiculed it for questioning the Governor's neutrality on his remarks over political violence after the Lok Sabha polls.

"The CPI(M), which has been primarily responsible for the lawlessness has been exposed by its own ridiculous statement. The state is witnessing a bloodbath and the Governor has taken a right and timely step in urging all political parties to end violence," CLP leader Manas Bhuniya said.

Bhuniya, a WBPCC vice-president who was chased and thrashed along with eight of his party MLAs on July 15 allegedly by CPI(M) activists at Mangalkot in Burdwan district, said despite the Left party's claims, violence was taking place against Congress and Trinamool Congress workers and supporters in the state.

"Instead of criticising the statement of the Governor, the CPI(M) should restrain its cadres. It is also the duty of the state government to act," he said.

The Left Front had yesterday questioned Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi's neutrality on his statement and said violence was being targeted against CPI(M) members in particular and the Left Front in general.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, August 08, 2009, 17:16

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