Intellectuals appeal for peace after poll results in WB
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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 21:28
Kolkata: A group of intellectuals on Wednesday appealed to all political parties to maintain peace following declaration of assembly election results in West Bengal on Friday.

Congratulating the people of the state for the peaceful six-phase polls, intellectuals from the fields of art and literature said: "In all probability the bad blood, bitterness and animosity generated all these days between various parties and sections of people may persist and culminate into unfortunate violence."

Intellectuals, including painters Jogen Chowdhury and Wasim Kapoor, professors Hossainur Rehman and Amalendu De, poet Sankha Ghosh and writer Syed Mustafa Seraj said at a press meet here, "Amity should be maintained whatever may be the results."

"We appeal to all political parties, their leaders and workers to accept and honour people's verdict with a democratic spirit and abstain from violence in the best interest of the state," the intellectuals said in a signed statement released at the meet.

"Whoever forms the government or sits in opposition, the priority of all should be to maintain peace and tranquillity in the state and extend valuable cooperation to the government in implementation of policies," the statement said.


First Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 21:28

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