Kolkata: Hitting out at West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for his admission that armed groups existed in some areas of the state, the Trinamool Congress on Thursday demanded his immediate resignation.
Claiming that Bhattacharjee had earlier misled the assembly by stating that there was no armed camp in West Midnapore district, Trinamool secretary general Partha Chatterjee said, "We want the chief minister to resign after his admission."
Asked whether Trinamool would bring a privilege motion against Bhattacharjee for allegedly misleading the assembly, Chatterjee told reporters, "The House is not in session now. We will discuss when the House meets."
Chatterjee, the Leader of the Opposition, said the Trinamool Congress had long been alerting the Centre on the existence of `harmard` camps in the state.
Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee had yesterday alleged that firearms stored in these camps were being used to stifle the voice of the Opposition.
Bhattacharjee who met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in Delhi yesterday had stated that CPI-M workers who had returned after having fled their homes had arms for their own safety.