Cong has not taken political VRS in WB: Ramesh

Last Updated: Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 19:16

Midnapore (WB): A day after West Bengal
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed ally Congress for
taking out an anti-government rally, senior Congress leader
Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said his party had not taken `political
VRS` and had a right to do so in the state.
"We have not taken political VRS in West Bengal or
taken any vow that we will not bring out any procession. This
is part of the political process," Ramesh, the Union Rural
Development minister, told reporters at Lalgarh in West
Midnapore district.

"Congress and Trinamool Congress belong to one family
and it is the right of all to take out political processions.
There is nothing wrong in it," Ramesh said when asked to
comment on the chief minister taking umbrage at the Youth
Congress rally in Kolkata.

"I don`t find anything wrong that can spark a row,"
Ramesh, who visited villages to supervise implementation of
the central Integrated Action Plan Aid scheme in junglemahal,
said.

Congress MPs Mousam Benazir Noor and Deepa Dasmunshi
had led a silent procession through Banerjee`s assembly
segment in the metropolis yesterday against attacks on
Congressmen and police inaction.
Banerjee`s assembly segment is part of the Kolkata
South Lok Sabha seat where a bypoll will be held on November
30.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 19:16

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