November 30, 2010
Partha demands resignation
Leader of opposition Partha Chatterjee stepped up the ante on Monday demanding that chief minister should step down because of his own admission about his partyâ€™s wrong doings at a recent public gathering. Chatterjee also announced that the Trinamool Congress would gherao the Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (Hidco) office on December 9. â€œThe CM has become perplexed by the continuous rebuff from voters. He is going places and begging pardon for the wrongdoing of his partymen. How can he dissociate himself from his party? Instead, going by what he himself has admitted at the public gathering, the CM and the CPM ministers should step down,â€ Chatterjee said. Asserting that the CPM has no other programme other than violence and murder, the Trinamool Congress general secretary pointed out that CPM â€˜harmadsâ€™ ransacked the house of Barasat Block I panchayat samiti president Tarun Chakrabarty in the dead of the night on Sunday to intimidate Trinamool supporters. â€œA five-member delegation from our party has met the administration today, demanding the arrest of culprits. If it doesnâ€™t work, we will stage an agitation in North 24-Parganas from Tuesday,â€ Chatterjee said. Chatterjee also took this opportunity to announce that his party had a meeting with the fishermen, farmers and landlosers of the 55 mouzas of Rajarhat who were forced to sell their land to Hidco at throwaway prices. â€œThey will all come to the Hidco office on December 9,â€ Chatterjee said. The Trinamool leader didnâ€™t give much importance to the CPM allegation against the rising corruption in the party-run zilla parishads in South 24-Parganas and East Midnapore. â€œThe less the CPM talks about corruption the better. The party has confessed about corruption in its Party Congress. People have consistently voted against them since the 2008 panchayat elections and went with our leader Mamata Banerjee,â€ Chatterjee said.