CPI urges Mamata to keep her promise of peace

CPI urged West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to take immediate steps to curb spiralling political violence in the state and redeem her promise to run the administration `impartially` keeping it free from political vendetta.

Updated: Aug 01, 2011, 19:28 PM IST

Kolkata: Left Front partner CPI on Monday urged
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to take immediate
steps to curb spiralling political violence in the state and
redeem her promise to run the administration `impartially`
keeping it free from political vendetta.

In a letter to the chief minister, CPI`s state secretary
Manju Kumar Majumder said that her promise of peace and an
impartial administration on taking over the reins of power had
elicited appreciation from all political parties, but several
incidents of political violence in the last two months
claiming several lives had belied it.
"I would like to mention several incidents in which fines
were imposed forcibly in rural areas, people were evicted from
houses, party and union offices occupied besides intimidation,
extortion and forced party membership and even molestation of
women since the new government took over," Majumder alleged.
The CPI leader listed incidents of campus violence in
colleges and universities and urged the chief minister to
`intervene`.

PTI