Trinamool delegation meets PM, talks Bengal situation, price

A delegation of Trinamool Congress leaders on Thursday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and conveyed to him that West Bengal`s ruling CPI-M was allegedly misusing the Central security forces deployed against Maoists.

New Delhi: A delegation of Trinamool
Congress leaders on Thursday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and
conveyed to him that West Bengal`s ruling CPI-M was allegedly
misusing the Central security forces deployed against Maoists
to regain lost political ground ahead of state assembly polls.
The delegation headed by the leader of the opposition
in the state Partha Chatterjee also told the Prime Minister
the party`s concern over the rise in prices of essential
commodities, including onion.

Chatterjee said the Prime Minister has assured the
delegation that he would look into their concerns and have a
talk with Home Minister P Chidambarama.

The 11-member delegation, which also included Union
Ministers Mukul Roy and Sultan Ahmed, submitted a 500-page
report to the Prime Minister alleging atrocities and state-
sponsored terrorism perpetrated by CPI(M)-led left parties in
the state.

"We met the Prime Minister and expressed our
dissatisfaction over the prevailing law and order situation in
our state," Chatterjee said.

"Anarchy is prevailing and democracy is in peril in the
state. There is complete breakdown of law and order. The
state government is unable to protect life and property of our
people".
He alleged CPI-M is misusing central security forces and
operations against Maoists to regain lost political ground in
the state.

Asked whether they were demanding President`s rule in the
state, Chatterjee said "we have explained everything to
the Prime Minister. It is upto him to take a decision".

PTI

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