Declare three West Bengal districts as disturbed: Mamata

June 22nd, 2009 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday asked the central government to declare three West Bengal districts of West Mindapore, Bankura and Purulia as disturbed area and initiate measures for restoring peace and giving relief to people.
Speaking at a party programme here, Banerjee said opposition parties and the masses did not have faith in the state’s Left Front government. “The Disturbed Area Act must be promulgated in the three districts.”

Banerjee, who Saturday expressed her annoyance over the central government not informing her in advance about the joint operation by the state police and paramilitary forces to flush out Maoists from Lalgarh, said the Congress should believe her party, and not the Left Front major Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).

Banerjee, whose party is the second largest constituent of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre, rued that the major party was free to take its own decisions.

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