CM warns ‘goons trying to foment communal trouble’

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said she wanted to warn those trying to foment trouble in the state in the wake of Assam violence.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: August 29, 2012 2:54:45 am

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said she wanted to warn those trying to foment trouble in the state in the wake of Assam violence. “I have said at the coordination committee meeting that I have been informed about people who have been hired to spread communal violence in the state. For them,my message is to be aware. You are playing with fire,” she said during her address at the Foundation Day of the Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCP),the students’ wing of Trinamool Congress.

Mamata as usual was accompanied by almost the entire cabinet ministers,including Firhad Hakim,Partha Chatterjee,Mukul Roy,Chandrima Bhattacharya,Madan Mitra,Jyotipriyo Mullick,Subrata Mukherjee,Arup Biswas,Amit Mitra and Bratya Basu.

Interestingly,TMC MP from Tamluk and state president of the Trinamool Youth Congress,Suvendu Adhikari was missing. When contacted over the phone,he told The Indian Express,“I could not attend today’s meeting as I am down with viral fever for some days.”

Taking a dig at both CPM and Congress,the Chief Minister said,“When we install trident lights,they say too much light. Where there are no lights,they complain of women being harassed because there are no light.”

Talking about rape incidents that are rampant across Bengal,she said there had been several such incidents during the CPM’s reign as well but the party made sure those were not reported.

She also alleged that most of AJC Bose Road have been taken over by the CPM and have become hubs of criminal activities. “They have made tunnels from their party offices from where they kill people and get rid of the bodies,” Mamata said.

Mamata also reiterated about the “missing files” that would have exposed several scams during the CPM rule. “Whenever I enquire anything,the past files are not available. It is like the prescription of a government hospital where most of the drugs are not available,” she said.

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