Guv asks WB govt to act to curb violence
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 15, 2011, 17:16
Kolkata: Making a fresh appeal to the state government for initiating immediate steps to curb growing political violence, West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan today said it was the time for action and not discussion.

"This is the time to act in the given situation (political violence) and not the time to discuss," the Governor told reporters during his visit to Dakshineswar Adyapeeth temple near.

The Governor was requested to comment on the state Housing Minister Gautam Deb's initiative through SMS to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for a face-to-face talk with Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee to evolve a solution to the growing violence.

Without replying to the query, Narayanan said it was time for action not discussion.

Worried about the worsening law and order, the Governor has already summoned top brass of the administration and asked the state government to concentrate more attention on improving the situation.

Following footsteps of his predecessor Gopalkrishna Gandhi who slammed the state government for Nandigram violence, Narayanan has also expressed dismay at deterioration of law and order situation in the state, particularly after the killing of eight persons at Netai village in Lalgarh on January seven.

He had said on that day that the killing was "a day of sorrow and shame" for the state and asked the government to act before "reaching a point of no-return".

Taking a proactive stand, Narayanan has also expressed desire to visit the Netai village to talk to the affected villagers likely on Jaunary 19.


First Published: Saturday, January 15, 2011, 17:16

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