Buddhadeb is ’shame’ of democracy, says Trinamool

March 24th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS  

Mamata Banerjee Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Wednesday termed West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee the “shame” of democracy and said he was confused about constitutional norms.

“For us, Buddadebbabu is shame of democracy. He did not do anything for the people of West Bengal. His government implicated several opposition leaders in forged cases. If he has the courage, then let his police go to Mamata Banerjee’s house and arrest her,” senior Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee told reporters.

Without naming Trinamool Congress chief and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal’s ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday urged the Election Commission to execute the arrest warrants pending against leaders of the state’s main opposition party ahead of the April-May assembly polls.

Some of the Trinamool leaders, including Banerjee, were facing non-bailable warrants over clashes with police at Barasat in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district in 1994, the CPI-M said.

The chief minister, however, clearly stated that he personally did not want to harass Banerjee before elections by digging up old cases.

Bhattacharjee in a press conference Wednesday criticised the railway ministry for “not working properly” and alleged that railways was inaugurating projects without proper financial assistance.

“The chief minister has been criticising the works of the railway ministry because he is jealous about the success of it. He does not even know about the constitution. He should know that Railway Budget is presented in parliament after it is sanctioned by the union finance ministry.

“In the fear of losing the power, Bhattacharjee is confused about the norms of the constitution,” said Chatterjee, who is the leader of the opposition in the state assembly.

Chatterjee also took a dig at Bhattacharjee’s call for rectification in the CPI-M by saying that the party had already entered “ventilation room” so it was of no use.

–Indo-Asian news Service

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