CPI-M criticises Mamata for anti-police comments

October 13th, 2008 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) Criticising Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for threatening to lay siege to the Kolkata police headquarters, senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Shyamal Chakraborty Monday said her comments were tantamount to defaming the city police.”Mamata Banerjee has already cut her own nose and it’s ridiculous that now she wants to defame the city police for its action,” Chakraborty told reporters here.

Incensed over the arrest of a party worker, Banerjee Sunday threatened to lay siege to the city police headquarters Oct 20.

She said the agitation was against the “alliance” between the CPI-M-led ruling Left Front (LF) government in West Bengal and the police.

Her statement came in the wake of party legislator Swarup Biswas’ arrest for his alleged involvement in the mob attack on the Charu Market police station in the southern part of the city Oct 5.

She also announced a march to the state secretariat Writer’s Buildings after Oct 28, the day of the Kali Puja.

Talking about Banerjee’s decision to meet Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Chakraborty said Gandhi is her “friend, philosopher and guide”.

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