CPI-M calls West Bengal Governor `partisan`
Last Updated: Sunday, August 09, 2009, 20:46
Kolkata: The CPI(M) on Sunday branded West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi as "partisan", two days after the party-led Left Front questioned his "neutrality" when he criticised the post-poll violence in the state.

"He is not impartial enough. He is partisan," CPI(M) Central Committee member and state president of CITU Shyamal Chakraborty told reporters when asked to comment on Gandhi's statement advising the state government to act rapidly in bringing the perpetrators of crime to book.

Following Gandhi's August 6 statement, the Left Front, in a statement the next day, had criticised the Governor for what it described as his "lack of neutrality".

Recalling that in 2007 Gandhi had said that Nandigram had been "recaptured" by the CPI(M), Chakraborty alleged that the Governor remained silent on the events during the preceding 11 months when Trinamool Congress-led Bhumi Ucched Pratirodh Committee activists, along with Maoists, had killed and evicted CPI(M) workers, besides burning police jeeps.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, August 09, 2009, 20:46

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