Kolkata: Trinamool Congress on Friday fired a
fresh salvo at the Congress, accusing it of trying to create
lawlessness in the state in order to `help` CPI-M and warned
that both government and the party would not tolerate it.
"The way Congress workers are organising daily dharnas or
obstructing traffic on different issues, it is clear that
their intention is to embarrass the government," Urban
Development Minister Firhad `Bobby` Hakim told reporters here.
He took exception to the obstruction of traffic by
Congress activists in different parts of the city over the
assault of a college principal in North Dinajpur district
following clashes between students of two rival student unions
in the campus.
"We disapprove of such action by Congressmen to harass
people by obstructing traffic on thoroughfares. We are keeping
our patience. But the party and the government would not
tolerate for much longer," he warned.
He alleged that the CPI-M in West Bengal has no issue to
fight. Congress is deliberately whipping up tension and
organising dharnas and obstructing roads over issues like
renaming of Indira Bhavan and heckling of a college principal.
Hakim, who is known to be a close aide of Mamata, said,
"Our party supremo and chief minister Mamata Banerjee is a
broadminded person and there can be discussion if they
(Congress wanted to talk)".
He said that Trinamool Congress, which has 19 MPs and
wanted the UPA government to run for five years as well as the
alliance to continue, was in no mood to relent to the
`obstructionist politics` being resorted to by the state