Nandigram peaceful a day after shutdown

November 14th, 2007 - 10:37 am ICT by admin  

According to official sources, there was no report of fresh violence.

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel have been deployed in sensitive areas to prevent acts of violence.

CRPF personnel have carried out overnight raids in several areas of Nandigram, following reports of retaliatory attacks by Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) cadres on the anti-Special Economic Zone (SEZ) agitators who had controlled the area for the last 11 months.

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) have in the meanwhile announced their withdrawal of a 48-hour-long shutdown.

The BJP,too, has withdrawn its shutdown call after Leader of Opposition LK Advani and other senior party leaders said they will visit Nandigram today to take stock of the situation.

The SUCI withdrew its strike call saying it wanted to prepare for a procession by artists and intellectuals against the government’s handling of the Nandigram issue.

Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee has also said that her party had no programme to halt normal life in the state.

Earlier, the Forward Bloc, the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) squarely blamed the CPI-M for the continuing violence in Nandigram. (ANI)

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