Situation in West Bengal doesn’t call for President’s rule: CPI-M

West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose said that by demanding President' rule in Bengal, the BJP and the RSS were only laying bare their game plan.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: July 5, 2017 9:20 pm
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The CPI-M on Wednesday said that the situation prevailing in West Bengal does not call for imposition of President’s rule, but demanded immediate restoration of peace in the troubled areas of North 24-Parganas district. West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose said that by demanding President’ rule in Bengal, the BJP and the RSS were only laying bare their game plan.

“Steps should be taken to immediately restore peace in areas of North 24-Parganas district. But we don’t agree with what BJP has demanded regarding imposition of President’s rule in Bengal. The situation doesn’t call for President’s rule. Such demands only show the game plan of BJP and RSS,” Bose told reporters.

Earlier today, BJP’s Bengal president Dilip Ghosh demanded that President’s rule be imposed in the state fortwith and that central observers be sent to assess the “worsening law and order” situation in the aftermath of communal clashes in North 24-Parganas district.

The CPI(M) had yesterday demanded that an all-party meeting be convened to chalk a strategy to contain the explosive situation.

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  1. C
    Jul 8, 2017 at 5:59 am
    CPM is worried about its record in Kerala.
    1. A
      A K Das
      Jul 6, 2017 at 9:54 pm
      The two political parties who should keep their wise counsel to themselves are Congress and CPI(M) - the first for having looted the country for six decades and the second for having brought West bengal to the point of ruination. The incident of Bashirhat would better not be seen in isolation. The demographics of all border areas of Indian teritorry have changed since Independence due to influx of migrants from across the border- whether due to economic reasons or as part of a g long term conspiracy - only time will tell. For their narrow political gains, CPI(M)'s West Bengal was in the forefront of encouraging such migration. Basirhat is only a symptom of a larger malaise that is bound to become more and more frequent as time passes. A sincere and serious study of how the demography has changed in the Chicken's Neck between Bangladesh and Nepal would prove my contention beyond any doubt.
      1. S
        Jul 6, 2017 at 4:37 pm
        Hindus are battered in West Bengal and these Communists and TMC are not concerned about the Hindu lives that are killed by the Muslim mobs and they damage the Hindu temples and houses. The "secular parties" and the "secular media" in India are silent over the spate of violence unleashed on the Hindus by the Muslims in West Bengal. Had it happened the other way, these "secular" politicians would wake up to take up as a national issue. But now that the Hindus are massacred in Bengal, they don't care about it. These parties haven't yet learnt learnt from the 2014 elections which was a plebiscite on selective secularism in which they lost their political address!
        1. B
          Jul 6, 2017 at 6:51 am
          CPI says "President rule is not warranted in this situation", he is right, it's only Hindus are murdered. When, even, one Muslim will get killed, the sky will fall, police will take stern action and Hindu "communals" will be put in their place. At the present moments, "secular" Muslims are doing the killing because Muslims are "alienated".
          1. Sudheer Thaakur
            Jul 6, 2017 at 12:35 am
            left by supporting mamata in opposition to bjp is writing its final obituary.
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