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Thursday, April 11, 2013

MK NARAYANAN, GOVERNOR, WB SUPPORTS VIOLENCE BY GOONS OF MAMATA BY KEEPING SILENCE


CPI(M) DISMISSES GOVERNOR'S CRITICISM, DEMANDS HALT TO TMC ATTACKS

PTI
                Kolkata, Apr 10 : The CPI(M) today dismissed Governor M K Narayanan's criticism that the party apologise for the 'attack' on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Finance Minister Amit Mitra, while demanding that attacks on its offices allegedly by the Trinamool Congress should stop.

                "I don't know why he is saying that the incident is premeditated. He has been a seasoned IPS officer," CPI(M) state secretary, Biman Bose, who is the Left Front chairman, told reporters here.

                Bose also claimed that the Governor was unaware of the functioning of the CPI(M) politburo.

                "He is not aware of the politburo that's why he is saying such things," he said, adding that the Left Front has condemned the attack on Finance minister Amit Mitra.

                Narayanan earlier said that the 'attack' on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Finance minister Amit Mitra in Delhi was 'unprecedented' and 'a blot on India's cherished democratic values'.

                He said the incident deserved to be condemned in the strongest terms and deserved a public apology from the CPI-M politburo.

                Bose also claimed that nearly 1000 Left Front offices were destroyed since yesterday evening.

                "We urge the Trinamool Congress to stop these attacks immediately," Bose said.    Reacting sharply to Narayanan's statement, senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury asked how the Governor could say that the Delhi incident was a pre-meditated attack.

    He criticised the Governor for not saying anything on the continued attacks in West Bengal on the Presidency University and the offices and cadres of the Left parties.

    "On what basis is he (Narayanan) saying this? He himself was a police officer. If he has a basis for this 'pre- meditated' claim, let him share his basis with us. This baseless allegation is highly irresponsible," he told PTI.

    Yechury strongly objected to the Governor's statement that "parties like ours have no right to be included in the political system itself. He must remember that because of parties like us only, today he is at that position.

    "If the UPA-I was not formed with our support many people would not have today been at various posts."    Regarding Narayanan's remark that CPI(M) Politburo should apologise for the incident, the CPI(M) leader said while his party had immediately condemned the incident, "no Governor should be telling this.

    "Even we don't tell other parties what they should do or not. It is an internal thing of a party and we have done our bit. This statement has further escalated the violence against us and other Left parties in West Bengal."

    Yechury further said that "according to our information, this statement was followed by the Presidency University violence. Baker Laboratory, which is a heritage of our country, was attacked."

    He said the Baker's Lab was a heritage, not only because of it being over 100 years old, but because eminent scientists like C V Raman, who won the Nobel Prize, had worked extensively there.

    "Such kind of destruction and vandalising our offices ... and attacking our cadres and continuing their government and politics by virtue of tension and violence...and the Governor has not said anything on this, which is sad," Yechury said.

    The CPI(M) leader also said the President should state his reaction to the utterances of Narayanan as the Governor is his representative.

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