Cong to write to WB govt on restriction of dailies

Congress will write to the TMC led West Bengal government, for reconsidering the restriction on major dailies in state-run and aided libraries.

Last Updated: Mar 31, 2012, 19:06 PM IST

Kolkata: Congress will write to the Trinamool
Congress-led West Bengal government, of which it is an ally,
for reconsidering the restriction on major dailies in
state-run and aided libraries.

"We do not approve of the move by the state government. We
do not think that there should be any bar on subscribing to
dailies in state-aided and government sponsored libraries. We
will write to them shortly to reconsider the decision," WBPCC
chief Pradip Bhattacharya said on Saturday.

"It is my exclusive choice which newspapers I will read
and there should not be any government restriction on the
choice," Bhattacharya said.

Asked about divestment of financial powers of three zila
parishads by the state government, he said the PCC would soon
meet to discuss the issue.

PTI