Mamata Banerjee wants early election in West Bengal

Monday, January 10, 2011

WEST MIDNAPORE - Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee met Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and briefed him on the situation there.

“I briefed him (Mukherjee) on the situation at Netai village in Lalgarh,” Banerjee told reporters after emerging from the meeting.

Their meeting comes in the backdrop of the shootout in Lalgarh on Friday in which armed Left workers were accused of opening fire killing seven people.

The latest round of violence has made the Trinamool Congress demand early elections in West Bengal.
n Sunday, Mukherjee expressed concern over the “worsening” law and order situation in West Bengal.

“Law and order is a serious issue. Law and order is worsening in West Bengal. Killings have become a daily phenomenon.” He said

“But who is responsible for such a state of affairs? It is the duty of the state government to ensure security of the people. We sent the CRPF to combat the Maoist terror but despite that incidents of violence are taking place. It is very unfortunate,” he added

Earlier, Banerjee said: “The Netai village is witnessing repetition of what happened in Nandigram in 2007. Few days back three people died and today seven to eight bodies have been identified.”

Banerjee further said the condition in Netai village is very devastating and many dead bodies are still missing.

“I have got to know that the condition is very devastating there. They (villagers) have told me where they have been shot bullet and how they (villagers) have been operated. I have been also informed that there are still few dead bodies missing,” she stated. (ANI)

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