BJP stings CPI (M), demands President’s rule in West BengalNovember 22nd, 2007 - 7:50 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday launched a hard-hitting criticism against CPI (M) for being unable to handle the situation in Nandigram, and demanded imposition of Centre’s rule in the State, alleging that it has no faith in the West Bengal government ’s sincerity in implementing directions of the Union Home Ministry.
BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, who had recently visited violence-hit Nandigram, led the BJP’s attack in the Rajya Sabha when the House met to discuss over the recent incidents of violence over the land acquisition for a SEZ plant in West Bengal.
Swaraj said that the House should unanimously pass a resolution condemning the recent incidents of violence in Nandigram and the violent takeover of the village by CPI (M) cadres. She also asked how the Centre and the State Government would be able to tackle the growing influence of Maoists in the region, since intelligence reports suggest that naxals played an active role there.
However, the situation turned worse with CPI (M) leaders protesting Swaraj’s contention, and the BJP members retaliating back that with shouts of ’shame, shame.’ (ANI)