West Bengal minister receives threat letter

West Bengal Agriculture Minister Malay Ghatak on Saturday said he had received a letter threatening to kill him and his family unless he resigned from the Cabinet and quit the Trinamool Congress.

Last Updated: May 18, 2013, 23:25 PM IST

Burdwan: West Bengal Agriculture Minister Malay Ghatak on Saturday said he had received a letter threatening to kill him and his family unless he resigned from the Cabinet and quit the Trinamool Congress.
"I saw the letter this evening. It was sent by post from Kharagpur in West Midnapore district on May 13 by N Rama Rao of Indian People`s Liberation Army," said Ghatak.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the police have been informed about the matter, he said.
"The letter asked me to quit the party and resign from the Cabinet because of my closeness to Mamata Banerjee who they allege had a key role in the killing of Maoist leader Kishenji," Ghatak said.

PTI