Buddhadeb asks partymen to behave

Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee asked errant CPI-M workers to behave themselves or else face action.

Updated: Dec 27, 2010, 21:29 PM IST

Kolkata: Mindful of the rough ride that his party may face in the coming West Bengal Assembly election, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Monday asked errant CPI(M) workers to behave themselves or else face action.

The Chief Minister said Trinamool Congress was in a hurry to capture power in the state and trying to create a situation of unrest.
Addressing a rally at Dum Dum, once a stronghold of the party, Bhattacharjee said, "They are creating trouble in Burdwan and Birbhum. I have asked them to talk to district administrations, but they refused."

He accused Trinamool of trying to create a situation in which people will get confused.
"After winning some seats in the Lok Sabha election, they (Trinamool) are saying that the LF government has to be removed. They want power right now. But it is the people who will decide," he said.

"Why did the people vote for Trinamool? The people had voted for them getting dissatisfied with our behaviour. They have punished us. Our partymen who have committed mistakes have to admit it. They have to say that they have committed mistakes. Either they have to change themselves, or action will be taken. We have identified them and begun taking action."
Bhattacharjee said the party would not also spare those indulging in corruption. "The party got a bad name for the `mistakes` by a few partymen. We want to move ahead rectifying our mistakes. We want your help," he told the rally.

He also reminded the residents of Dum Dum that it was his party, and not the Congress, that stood beside them when they arrived here as refugees.

He said like Congress, Trinamool Congress was also protecting the interests of the rich.

Apparently referring to Mamata Banerjee, also the Railway Minister, Bhattacharjee said, "They are talking big, but increased the railway freight. One minister (in UPA government) is increasing the price of petrol while she is hiking railway freight."

PTI