September 11, 2011
Trinamool Congress opposes Communal Violence Bill
State Finance Minister Amit Mitra, who represented Paschimbanga, said that the bill in its current form was not acceptable. He criticized the Centre for not going in for “greater consultation” with the states before mooting a discussion on the draft, which has a provision for central intervention to tackle communal violence. `Our government has serious objections to the introduction of such a bill in Parliament,` he said.