LF may raise law and order at all-party meet

July 29th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS  

Mamata Banerjee Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) West Bengal’s opposition Left Front (LF) Thursday said its representatives may raise the law and order issue in the all-party meeting called by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Aug 3 to discuss matters like renaming of the state.

Addressing the media after a meeting of LF partners here, the combine’s chairman Biman Bose expressed dismay over the government not disclosing its stand on the issues to be discussed in he meeting.

Apart from the renaming of the state, the agenda for the all-party deliberations include rechristening of East Midnapore district and re-organisation of larger districts.

“Representatives from the constituent parties of the LF will participate in the all party meeting. Though we have been informed about the agenda of the meeting but we are not aware of the government’s stance on those issues,” said Bose.

Asked whether the LF members would bring up law and order issues including alleged attacks on its cadres by Trinamool Congress backed miscreants, Bose said: “Though the matter is not on the agenda, such issues can always be raised. Issues of importance can always be dealt with in all party meets”.

“We are always in favour of all party meetings. Such meetings are the right way ahead. It affords the opportunity to get suggestions from all stake holders.

“In the past when the LF was in power, we convened all-party meetings regularly on important issues. Though all suggestions at such deliberations could not be implemented, some of them were incorporated in government decisions,” said Bose.

A total of 10 political parties, including the ruling Congress and Trinamool Congress, the Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPI-M), Forward Bloc, Revolutionary Socialist Party, Communist Party of India (CPI), the Socialist Unity Centre of India Communist (SUCI-C), Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), the Samajwadi Party and the Democratic Socialist Party (Probodh Sinha) have been invited to the discussion.

Banerjee had earlier proposed changing the name of the state to do away with problems that arise owing to the current name starting with “W” - the fourth last letter in the English alphabet. She also has suggested changing the name of East Midnapore as Tamralipta along with re-organisation of larger districts for better governance.

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