Trinamool plans demonstration in Delhi when Buddha meets PM
Trinamool Congress will stage a demonstration demanding justice to the victims of "mass killings" under the Left Front government, when West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee meets Prime Minister and Union Home Minister in New Delhi on January 19.kolkata Updated: Jan 15, 2011 19:03 IST
Trinamool Congress will stage a demonstration demanding justice to the victims of "mass killings" under the Left Front government, when West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee meets Prime Minister and Union Home Minister in New Delhi on January 19.
Bhattacharjee, in response to the Home Minister P Chidambaram's call for a meeting to discuss the worsening law and order situation immediately after Netai violence on January seven, will leave for Delhi on January 19 to meet him as well as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Taking a dig at the visit of the chief minister, Leader of the opposition in state Assembly Partha Chatterjee said today, "While the state bleeds in CPI(M) violence almost daily, the chief minister is leaving for Delhi to seek peace after appeasing the harmads (armed goons)."
"What is there for discussion that the chief minister is meeting the prime minister? I find that he is avoiding the people," Chatterjee said at a press conference.
The Trinamool Congress leader said his party activists would stage a protest demonstration and demand justice for the victims of the "mass killings" in the state at Jantar Mantar in Delhi at 1:00 PM on January 19.
Trinamool workers would take out a candlelight procession in all blocks of the state at 5 PM on January 19 on the same demand.
"Our agitation will be launched in such a way that it will not cause any inconvenience to common people," he added.
Without naming CPI(M) leader and state Housing Minister Gautam Deb's move to arrange a meeting between the chief minister and the TC chief Mamata Banerjee to end violence in the state, he said, "One minister in the state has been found to be playing new tactics to divert people's attention from CPI(M) atrocities and violence."
"But, all these efforts will fail and people will not accept these tricks anymore," he added.