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Centre should caution West Bengal govt over repeated violence: Cong

November 05, 2009 20:06 IST

The West Bengal Congress on Thursday said the Centre should caution the state over repeated violence there, but did not favour immediate imposition of President's Rule as demanded by Trinamool Congress.

State Congress working presidents Pradip Bhattacharya and Subrata Mukherjee told media persons that they were not immediately demanding imposition of President's Rule, but the Centre should take some measures to caution the state government.

"The violence in the state is a matter of grave concern. We apprehend that violence may spread to all parts of the state," they said.

The people of the state should know that the Centre is concerned about the situation in the state, they said.

Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee had on Wednesday said by resorting to violence, the Communist Party of India-Marxist was paving the way for imposition of President's Rule in the state.

The state Congress, they said, would meet Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi and apprise him of the situation.

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram during the day asked Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee to ensure maintenance of law and order following yesterday's clashes between the Trinamool Congress and the CPI-M.
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