WB Governor calls for a halt to political violence
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 18:36
Kolkata: In the backdrop of allegations by the Trinamool Congress and Congress about political violence in the state, West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan on Tuesday expressed apprehension that it could mar the pujas and called for a halt to it.

"I cannot but remark that this unique festive season in our state is in danger of being marred by violence and the wail of grieving families who have lost near and dear ones to political clashes occurring in various corners of our state," the Governor said.

Noting that guns and bullets are 'anathema to a nation and people wedded to peace', he said, "Recent violent incidents have caused me and others like me a great deal of pain."

"Such incidents not only besmirch our democracy and sully democratic values, but bleach the colours and bleed the joy of this glorious festival," he said in a strongly worded statement here.

Appealing to all political parties to eschew the politics of violence, he said, "This is not only important so that we can enjoy a joyous, peaceful and prosperous Durga puja, but also to sustain democracy in the state."

Narayanan wished joy, peace and prosperity to all in the festive season.


First Published: Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 18:36

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