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CPI slams Chidambaram on comments over political killings in WB

The CPI today flayed Union Home Minister P Chidambaram for making 'sweeping' comments on the recent political killings in West Bengal and said law and order is state responsibility.

kolkata Updated: Jul 31, 2009 19:53 IST

The CPI today flayed Union Home Minister P Chidambaram for making 'sweeping' comments on the recent political killings in West Bengal and said law and order is state responsibility.

"Chidambaram is aware of the law and order situation in the state and that it is the responsibility of the state
government to maintain it," CPI state secretary Manju Kumar Majumder said in a statement here.

Majumder said that the Union Home Minister should not have passed comments on the issue only on the basis of
complaints received from a political party and that too without consulting the state government.

Expressing concern over the recent spate of political killings in West Bengal, Chidambaram had yesterday in New
Delhi said, "We are concerned. It (killings) should stop.

After all who are being killed are average political workers."