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Now, a letter from Guv to Buddha

Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi, in a war of words with the Left Front, on Monday sent a letter to Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and front chairman Biman Bose, stressing on his neutrality, reports HT Correspondent.

kolkata Updated: Aug 11, 2009 01:25 IST
HT Correspondent

Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi, in a war of words with the Left Front, on Monday sent a letter to Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and front chairman Biman Bose, stressing on his neutrality.

The letter comes at a time when statements and counter statements are being issued over “political violence” in the state. On Thursday, the Governor had criticised political parties for not doing enough to curb the violence.

The very next day, in his capacity as the Left Front chairman, Bose questioned Gandhi’s “neutrality”.

Though neither the Raj Bhavan nor the Left Front disclosed the letter’s contents, sources in the front said the Governor had said he had been “politically neutral”.

Gandhi and the state government have been at loggerheads on a range of issues —Singur, Nandigram and “political violence”.

The letter is unlikely to help the matters. “I don’t see any chance...that the debate will end until the Governor starts making neutral statements,” CPM leader Shyamal Chakraborty said of the letter. Bose refused comment.

Security drill

A day ahead of the Chief Minister’s visit to West Midnapore, his first since the Salboni blast in last November, the police on Monday set off improvised explosive devices as part of the security drill.

In November, the CM and then Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan had a narrow escape when an explosion rocked their route soon after they inaugurated a steel plant in the Salboni area.

West Midnapore district is a Maoist infested area.