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Mamata informs Centre about 'state-sponsored' terror in WB

kolkata Updated: May 24, 2009 20:09 IST

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Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, whose party has made inroads in West Bengal in the Lok Sabha elections, on Sunday said she had informed the Centre about "state-sponsored terrorism" by the ruling CPI(M)-led Front government.

"We have informed the Centre about the state-sponsored terrorism. So far, 15 people have been killed in post-poll violence in the state. Of them, 11 were our supporters," Banerjee, who has been made the new Railway Minister in the Union Cabinet, told reporters in Kolkata.

She alleged that the CPI(M) cadre torched the houses of nearly 150 Trinamool Congress workers at Riana in Bardhaman district. "We have, however, asked our workers to maintain restraint."

Asked whether she wanted the Left Front government to go on its own, Banerjee said, "they will not resign on their own. They do not abide by the Constitution."

She claimed that Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi had also criticised the LF government for unconstitutional acts, while its own ministers had admitted that "unethical acts" were committed.

Violence was being unleashed by CPI(M) both in West Bengal and Kerala, she alleged and added: "we have raised the issue at the UPA meeting, we will raise it again."