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Cong demands Buddhadeb's resignation

kolkata Updated: Jul 17, 2009 22:15 IST

The Congress in West Bengal on Friday demanded resignation of Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee saying he should take responsiblity for the "all-round failure" of the government.

"There is no government in the state. We are living in a world of anarchy. The police are absent. CPI-M cadre are controlling traffic," state Congress working president Subrata Mukherjee told reporters here.

The chief Minister, he said, "should take responsibility for all-round failure and resign".

On the bandh called to protest the attack on Congress MLAs at Mangalkot in Burdwan district on Wednesday, he said that the
Trinamool Congress extended moral support which benefited the party politically. "We thank Mamata Banerjee".

Asked about vandalism and damage of buses, Mukherjee said, "those are a few stray incidents. Such incidents would not have happened had there been no provocation. The district magistrate and SP of Burdwan had planned to kill our MLAs. In such a situation how much could we control our workers?"

He, however, apologised to the people for the inconvenience caused by the bandh called on short notice.

Mukherjee threatened to a bigger movement if action was not taken against the DM and SP of Burdwan and relief was not given to the people living in camps.