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Basu wants CRPF forces in Nandigram

CPI(M) patriarch Jyoti Basu said the central forces' presence is good as the opposition were clamouring for Central intervention in the area.

kolkata Updated: Nov 01, 2007 15:50 IST


Notwithstanding opposition by some Left Front partners to the West Bengal government's decision to deploy CRPF at Nandigram, CPI(M) patriarch Jyoti Basu on Thursday said the central forces' presence there would be good as the opposition parties were clamouring for Central intervention to restore peace in the area.

"It will be good if the CRPF comes. The opposition (parties) are demanding central intervention," Basu told media persons when asked about the state government moving the Centre for CRPF deployment at Nandigram.

While declining to comment on the opposition by Front partners CPI, Forward Bloc and RSP to the state government's move in having the CRPF deployed at Nandigram, the veteran Marxist leader said the issue of the deployment of the central forces should be discussed within the Left Front.

CPI(M) politburo member Brinda Karat, later said the matter would be discussed at the party state committee.

First Published: Nov 01, 2007 15:47 IST