Mamata intervened to prevent violence: Bengal guv

West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan on Wedesday virtually came out in defence of CM Mamata Banerjee over her controversial intervention.

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2011, 21:32 PM IST

Chennai: West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan
on Wedesday virtually came out in defence of Chief Minister Mamata
Banerjee over her controversial intervention in getting two of
her partymen freed from a police station, saying she did so to
prevent violence.

"It was one of these puja clashes that sometimes take
place. If the violence went on, police would have to take
stronger action. She was afraid that violence may go on. So,
she went there," he told PTI here.

Narayanan, who was asked for his reaction to the incident
on Sunday, said "it (however) came out in the press
differently".

Banerjee had intervened after the clash between police
and youths during a religious procession, but her action came
under attack from opposition CPI-M and BJP.

The fiery Trinamool leader had reportedly visited a
Kolkata police station and allegedly forced the release of two
members of her party picked up by police after the clashes.

PTI