Killings and political clashes totally unacceptable: Pranab

In the backdrop of increasing violence in Left Front ruled West Bengal, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday said the killings and political clashes taking place in the state every day were "totally unacceptable".

Updated: Jan 10, 2011, 14:07 PM IST

Kolkata: In the backdrop of increasing
violence in Left Front ruled West Bengal, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday said the killings and political clashes taking place in the state every day were "totally unacceptable".

"It is very unfortunate and totally unacceptable that
every day there are killings and political clashes," Mukherjee
told reporters on the sidelines of a programme at the Indian
Institute of Management at Joka near here.

He said Union Home minister P Chidambaram was in
touch with Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee over the
issue.
When pointed out that the chief minister was yet to go
to Delhi despite Chidambaram requesting him to come to the
national capital for talks, Mukherjee replied, "We are aware
of it."

Mukherjee, who had yesterday expressed concern over
the worsening law and order in the state, hoped that violence
would stop and peace would return to the state.
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee had met him
last night and briefed him on the situation at Netai village
in Lalgarh where eight persons were gunned down on Friday
allegedly by CPIM armed cadre.

PTI