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Mamata demands visit by Central team to Bengal

Last Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 20:54

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata
Banerjee on Thursday demanded that a Central team visit West Bengal
after one person was killed and six were injured at Khanakul
in Hooghly district in the continuing turf war between her
party and the CPI(M).

Banerjee said she had spoken to Union Home Minister P
Chidambaram, Union Finance Pranab Mukherjee and Congress
president Sonia Gandhi and demanded that a Central team be
sent to the state.

"If necessary, the Union Home Minister should also
visit the state," she told a TV news channel from Delhi.

"Political violence in which over 100 party supporters
were killed is continuing since the Lok Sabha elections. There
is no law and order, no administration and no action. The
Central government can`t sit idle in this situation and should
protect the people," she said.

Asked when the team was likely to visit the state,
Banerjee replied that it would be within two to three days.

"The Home Minister who has gone to Mumbai will decide
it after his return," she said.

Alleging that violence was unleashed at the behest of
Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, she said a Central
team should visit violence-hit areas and give protection to
the people.


First Published: Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 20:54
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