CPI-M responsible for Bengal`s climate of violence: Trinamool

CPI-M`s main intention is to delay the holding of Assembly election by instigating violence, Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee told reporters in Kolkata.

Updated: Feb 09, 2011, 20:04 PM IST

Kolkata: Expressing concern over renewed
violence in the Darjeeling hills, the Trinamool Congress on Wednesday
alleged that the CPI-M was responsible for the violence and
lawlessness in the state.

CPI-M`s main intention is to delay the holding of
Assembly election by instigating violence, Trinamool Congress
secretary general Partha Chatterjee told reporters in Kolkata.

"It is doing so as it apprehends losing the coming
elections. The current violence in Darjeeling is a conspiracy
to divide the people of the hills and plains and the CPI-M was
responsible for it," Chatterjee said.

Dismissing the CPI-M`s allegation that the party had
links with the GJM, Chatterjee while referring to party chief
Mamata Banerjee`s visit to Darjeeling some time back said, "If
she had not gone there, she would been accused of inciting
trouble. But the same charge is levelled against her now for
going to Darjeeling where she met a cross-section of the
people."

Chatterjee, who is the Leader of Opposition in the
state Assembly, said the Left Front government was playing the
Darjeeling card to divide between the hills and plains people
for its political gain and demanded advancing the polls.

The Trinamool Congress would resist the move and
wanted the people of the plains and the hills to remain
united, he said without elaborating.

"We want peace and tranquility to return to Darjeeling
and a stop to violence and use of guns," he said when
reporters asked if he would appeal to the GJM to stop
violence.

PTI