Claiming a 'constitutional crisis' had emerged after the CPI-M launched an attack against Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi over his statement on political violence in West Bengal, Congress today told the Chief Minister to clarify if he approved of the statements made against the Governor.
State Congress vice president, Manas Bhuniya, who is also the CLP leader, told reporters that Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee should come out with a statement on whether he approves the statement of CPI-M leader Shyamal Chakraborty calling West Bengal governor 'partisan'.
"The way the CPI-M has been attacking the Governor, which is a constitutional post, has led to a constitutional crisis. The CPI-M has become desperate," he said.
He said that the state Congress would like Gandhi to continue even after the expiry of his five-year tenure at the end of this month.
Accusing the CPI(M) of indulging in violence in different parts of the state against the Opposition, Bhuniya said that his party wanted Central intervention in this regard.
Gandhi's remarks last Friday drew sharp reaction from the ruling Left Front which questioned his neutrality, but were welcomed by Trinamool Congress which said the words were justification enough for Central intervention.
In a statement, the Left Front claimed political violence in West Bengal in recent months was targetted against CPI(M) in particular and Left Front in general.