Buddhadeb instigating violence in Bengal, alleges Bhunia

The West Bengal Congress on Thursday accused Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee of instigating violence in the state to "terrorise" people before the Assembly elections due early next year.

Last Updated: Dec 02, 2010, 21:43 PM IST

Jalpaiguri (WB): The West Bengal Congress
on Thursday accused Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee of
instigating violence in the state to "terrorise" people before
the Assembly elections due early next year.

"Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is egging on his party cadres
to indulge in large-scale violence in the state so that
anti-CPI(M) people are terrorised and don`t come out to cast
their votes in the next Assembly elections," West Bengal PCC
president Manas Bhunia told reporters here.
He asked the chief minister to answer how such a huge
volume of weapons and explosives had entered the state. "These
arms are mostly used by CPI(M) cadres," he claimed.

The Left Front government, he alleged, had failed on all
fronts. Besides others, the tribals had been denied their
rights on land, he said.

HIMUL, a state-run dairy with two lakh people attached
with it, was now on the brink of closure. "If AMUL remains
viable and successful, how is HIMUL`s condition so bad," he
asked.
Earlier, at a rally here, Bhunia requested Trinamool
Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to restrain some of her party
leaders from making insulting comments about the Congress.

"And Congress workers should also know that to get
respect from others, they should strengthen the party," he
said.

PTI