Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today expressed unhappiness over recurring inter-party clashes in West Bengal and said he had told Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee "the buck stops with you".
"I told him the buck stops with you and he must ensure that the buck stops with the SP or the officer in-charge,"
Chidambaram told reporters here on his meeting with Bhattacharjee, who holds the Home (Police) portfolio, at
Writers' Building last night.
"If the buck does not stop, it is a failure of the administrative machinery," Chidamabaram said.
"There are different perceptions. I have my own. I shared my perceptions with the Chief Minister during my meeting with him at Writers' Buildings last night. I wanted inter-party clashes to end," he said.
"I was very unhappy with what happened at Mangalkot in Burdwan district," he said referring to recurring clashes
between CPI(M) and Congress and Trinamool Congress since June last year that left many dead and injured.
He said the Chief Minister himself identified at least eight police stations in different districts which have seen
such clashes, including Mangalkot, Nanoor, Canning, Khejuri, Khanakul. "I can't remember all the names."