WB drifting towards civil-war: Cong

Claiming that West Bengal would drift towards a civil war-like situation if remedial measures were not taken, the Congress sought the Governor`s intervention in convening an all-party meeting to "strategise an approach to peace".

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2010, 21:57 PM IST

Kolkata: Claiming that West Bengal would drift towards a civil war-like situation if remedial measures were not taken, the Congress on Sunday sought the Governor`s intervention in convening an all-party meeting to "strategise an approach to peace".

"I led a PCC delegation to the Governor yesterday and requested him to convene an all-party meeting to deliberate on the law and order situation and strategise an approach to peace based on the widest-possible political consensus," WBPCC president Manas Bhuinya told a press conference.

Pointing that competitive politics carried on by violent
means and frequent armed clashes, aided by a proliferation of
illegal arms was vitiating the atmosphere, he said, "Unless
immediate corrective measures are taken, West Bengal may drift
towards a civil war-like situation."

Referring to the CPI(M)`s recent attempt in re-capturing
Khejuri in East Midnapore district, Bhuinya said that he
himself, along with many others have suffered the consequences
the "devastation" wrought by armed CPI(M) muscle men there.

"It is most disturbing that armed goons are openly
exhibiting arms and ammunition and calling for physical action
against political opponents," he said.

PTI