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Bengal CM faces mob fury again

June 02, 2009 16:09 IST

In a repeat of Sunday's mob fury during West Bengal Chief Minister's visit to cyclone-hit Gosaba, hundreds of cyclone victims on Tuesday heckled and jeered at Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, as he came out of a relief camp in Hingalganj in North 24-Parganas district.

"You are an inefficient chief minister. You deserve a garland of shoes. What have you done for the development of the Sunderbans in the last five years," the hungry victims shouted at Bhattacharjee at the end of his visit to a relief camp located at AVS Madan Mohan Vidyapith.

 The camp inmates kept complaining at the top of their voice that inadequate relief had been sent by the state government and staged a demonstration before the chief minister.

A visibly peeved Bhattacharjee was heard saying, "I will furnish all the details of (what the government has done for the Sunderbans)."

As the crowd kept shouting at the chief minister, the security men threw a cordon around him and escorted him out of the scene. Hours before the chief minister arrived, a crowd of cyclone victims heckled a local Communist Party of India - Communist Member of Legislative Assembly of the area for allegedly appearing on the scene ten days after the natural calamity.

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