CPM asks PC to check on Mamata’s ‘secret info’
The CPI(M) on Thursday met home minister P.Chidambaram with a complaint against Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee.india Updated: May 20, 2010 23:44 IST
The CPI(M) on Thursday met home minister P.Chidambaram with a complaint against Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee.
They claimed Mamata was stoking panic among the Muslim population by saying she had secret information about a section of the police and the Left Front joining hands to unleash communal violence in Bengal.
They requested the home minister to to obtain this piece of information, if it exists.
CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury and party leader in Lok Sabha, Basudeb Acharia met Chidambaram, and handed over a letter from Left Front chairman Biman Bose regarding this.
“You will surely agree that any effort to blemish this record (the Front’s) is not in the interests of our country’s unity and integrity. Further, casting such wild and unsubstantiated allegations, especially by a Union Cabinet Minister, also
violate the provisions of the Representation of People Act, 1951,” the letter said.
“If indeed the Union Minister does possess some secret information we request you as the Union Home Minister to obtain such information and act on it in consultation with the state government. If on the contrary, there is no such information, as surely is the case, then may we request you to set at rest the apprehensions and tensions that have resulted from the Union Minister’s utterances,” said another missive from these two leaders.