WB Guv Trinamool Congress protagonist: Left Front
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 21:50
Kolkata: Taking umbrage at West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan for suggesting that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee intervened to stop Sunday's clash at Bhowpanipore here to prevent violence, the Left Front today alleged he had become a "Trinamool Congress protagonist".

"The Governor is a custodian of the central government but gradually he is becoming a protagonist of Trinamool Congress and their politics," LF chairman Biman Bose told newspersons here.

"I find the Governor has also become part of their wrongdoing," he said about the incident in which processionists attacked the police and Bhowanipore police station when asked not to burst high-decibel crackers and play music before a hospital.

"The chief minister goes to secure the release of her party workers and the Governor, who is the custodian of the central government, supporting this shows that gradually he is becoming a protagonist of Trinamool Congress and their politics. This is unfortunate," the Left Front chairman said.

"It is unthinkable. This is unwanted and obnoxious to us. It has never happened in the case of any governor of West Bengal," Bose said while leaving for Delhi to attend the CPI(M)'s central committe meeting.

Dowplaying the incident, the Governor had said in Chennai yesterday that "it was one of these puja clashes that sometimes take place. If the violence went on, police would have had to take stronger action. She was afraid that violence may go on. So, she went there."

The Left Front chairman had yesterday at a press conference alleged that Banerjee had gone to the Bhowanipore police station to secure the release of two of her party workers.

Bose had also kicked up a controversy when he used derogatory language to put his point across on Congress's ties with its key coalition partner Trinamool Congress.

He had later expressed regret, saying the words he had uttered to suggest how Congress was taking 'shelter' under the chief minister's party should not have been used and that they were inappropriate.


First Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 21:50

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