Intellectuals appeal for peace after poll results in WB
Kolkata: A group of intellectuals on Wednesday
appealed to all political parties to maintain peace following
declaration of assembly election results in West Bengal on
Congratulating the people of the state for the
peaceful six-phase polls, intellectuals from the fields of art
and literature said: "In all probability the bad blood,
bitterness and animosity generated all these days between
various parties and sections of people may persist and
culminate into unfortunate violence."
Intellectuals, including painters Jogen Chowdhury
and Wasim Kapoor, professors Hossainur Rehman and Amalendu De,
poet Sankha Ghosh and writer Syed Mustafa Seraj said at a
press meet here, "Amity should be maintained whatever may be
"We appeal to all political parties, their leaders and
workers to accept and honour people`s verdict with a
democratic spirit and abstain from violence in the best
interest of the state," the intellectuals said in a signed
statement released at the meet.
"Whoever forms the government or sits in opposition,
the priority of all should be to maintain peace and
tranquillity in the state and extend valuable cooperation to
the government in implementation of policies," the statement
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