Congress to attend all-party meeting on cyclone relief

June 6th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) The Congress will attend the all-party meeting convened by West Bengal’s Left Front (LF) government Sunday to chart out a course of action for relief and rescue operations in the cyclone-hit districts including the Sundarbans.
“We’ll participate in the all-party meeting and provide constructive suggestions to the government. We are for an effective plan of action to carry out the relief operations,” Congress state unit working president Pradip Bhattacharya told media persons here.

Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Manas Bhuniya and the other state working president Subrata Mukherjee will represent the party at the deliberations.

However, Bhattacharya said they did not understand why the state government has called this all-party meeting now, more than one week after the devastation.

“They should have called this meeting much earlier,” he said.

“Our representatives will strongly oppose the state government’s indifferent attitude in providing help to thousands of residents in Sundarbans,” he added.

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