Don’t go ahead with revival of Council: SUCI to CM

On the eve of the Trinamool Congress govt`s move to revive the West Bengal Legislative Council, party ally SUCI said it would be wasteful expenditure.

Last Updated: Jun 27, 2011, 21:18 PM IST

Kolkata: On the eve of the Trinamool
Congress government`s move to revive the West Bengal Legislative Council, party ally SUCI (Communist) on Monday said it would be wasteful expenditure and urged Chief Minister
Mamata Banerjee not to go ahead with it.

A three-member delegation, led by party state
secretary Soumen Basu submitted a memorandum to Banerjee which
dubbed the proposed move as "absolutely unnecessary" entailing
wasteful expenditure.

"When you have already admitted that the state is in
deep financial crisis, there is no need to revive the
legislative council in the state," Basu said.
The delegation pointed out that of the 28 states,
legislative councils existed in six -- UP, AP, Bihar, J&K,
Karnataka and Maharashtra.

The memorandum pointed out that the United Front
government had abolished the legislative council in 1969 with
the Congress extending support while the Trinamool Congress
when in the opposition had not raised the issue.
The state government will move a resolution in
the Assembly tomorrow under Article 169 of the Constitution
for creation of a Legislative Council in the state.

PTI