CPI-M says West Bengal Governor crossed constitutional limits

November 14th, 2007 - 10:24 am ICT by admin  

On Friday, Gopalkrishna had said, “The manner in which the ‘recapture’ of Nandigram villages is being attempted is totally unlawful and unacceptable.”

“I find it equally unacceptable that while Nandigram has been ingressed with ease by armed people, on the one hand, political and non-political persons trying to reach it have been violently obstructed,” he added.

“The governor’s statement will embolden the forces determined to destabilise peace and democracy in the state in a most undemocratic manner,” CPI-M state secretary and Politburo member Biman Bose told reporters.

The Governor has “failed” to maintain neutrality and he has not acted in an impartial manner, Bose said.

The Governor’s remarks would only help those determined to incite further violence by mobilising innocent people as a shield for gunmen, a party statement said.

Bose also said that it was “very sad and painful” that Gopalkrishna Gandhi went public with his statement on Nandigram instead of communicating his view to the Buddhadeb Bhatacharjee Government.

When asked his party would demand recall of the Governor, Bose said, “We are not saying anything at the moment on this.”

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has also expressed concern over Nandigram violence and asked Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil to look into it urgently.

Nandigram has been the scene of recurring clashes since January resulting in deaths, including 14 in police firing and violence on March 14 when villagers resisted the police from entering. (ANI)

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