Mamata demands visit by Central team to Bengal
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 20:54
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday demanded that a Central team visit West Bengal after one person was killed and six were injured at Khanakul in Hooghly district in the continuing turf war between her party and the CPI(M).

Banerjee said she had spoken to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, Union Finance Pranab Mukherjee and Congress president Sonia Gandhi and demanded that a Central team be sent to the state.

"If necessary, the Union Home Minister should also visit the state," she told a TV news channel from Delhi.

"Political violence in which over 100 party supporters were killed is continuing since the Lok Sabha elections. There is no law and order, no administration and no action. The Central government can't sit idle in this situation and should protect the people," she said.

Asked when the team was likely to visit the state, Banerjee replied that it would be within two to three days.

"The Home Minister who has gone to Mumbai will decide it after his return," she said.

Alleging that violence was unleashed at the behest of Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, she said a Central team should visit violence-hit areas and give protection to the people.


First Published: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 20:54

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