Trinamool demands president’s rule in West Bengal

May 21st, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Thursday demanded the imposition of president’s rule in West Bengal, alleging there was complete breakdown of the constitutional machinery and people had lost confidence in the Left Front government there.
“The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led Left Front government has to come to an end in West Bengal. There needs to be president’s rule and there have to be elections because (of) the kind of killing which is taking place and the poor state of law and order machinery. There is (an) entire constitutional breakdown,” Trinamool leader Dinesh Trivedi told a news channel here.

With 19 seats, the Trinamool Congress headed by Mamata Banerjee is the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance’s (UPA) largest ally.

According to the Trinamool leader, ministerial berths are not a priority for the party but restoring democracy in West Bengal is.

“Ministerial berths are not a priority and I think there is more speculation in the media. We have democracy in the centre now and no democracy in West Bengal. So we need to impose democracy by the people, of the people and for the people there,” he said.

“In democracy the last word is of the people and the people of West Bengal have spoken very loudly and clearly. There is no confidence in the West Bengal government,” said Trivedi.

The Trinamool leader said the party along with the Congress would work for the common man’s cause.

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