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Mamata slams WB govt for 'state-sponsored terrorism'

The West Bengal government was unleashing violence on Trinamool Congress to divert attention from its 'failure' to provide relief and rehabilitation the victims of Cyclone Aila, Railway minister Mamata Banerjee alleged on Saturday.

kolkata Updated: Jun 14, 2009 00:12 IST

The West Bengal government was unleashing violence on Trinamool Congress to divert attention from its 'failure' to provide relief and rehabilitation the victims of Cyclone Aila, Railway minister Mamata Banerjee alleged on Saturday.

"It is trying to divert attention from its failure to provide relief and rehabilitation to victims of Aila by unleashing state sponsored terrorism," Banerjee told reporters at the end of the TC's extended general council meeting in Kolkata.

"Bengal is burning," the Trinamool chief said, charging Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee with being 'a vindictive person', who was asking 'the police to catch TC supporters'.

Alleging that the violence was being unleashed "by CPI(M) workers in league with the police after the Left's debacle in the Lok Sabha elections," Banerjee claimed, a section of police officers were acting like party (CPIM) cadres targetting and harassing workers and supporters of TC.

"This government must obey the Constitution. Breach of Constitution will invite punishment. We want peace and not terror. I believe in democracy. We will meet the situation with a peaceful movement," she said.

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