Tuesday, December 4, 2007

CPM attacks Gandhi, HC


Statesman News Service
KOLKATA, Dec. 3: Even after the issuance of a suo motu notice of criminal contempt against senior CPI-M leaders by Calcutta High Court, a section of the party leadership today did not refrain from accusing the court and the Governor, Mr Gopalkrishna Gandhi, of being biased. Diatribes marked the meeting of the Citu-affiliated Calcutta Street Hawkers' Union which was punctuated by beats of dhaks followed by some belated praise for Mr Gandhi’s visit to Nandigram yesterday.
“The Governor and the honourable court acted on their behalf”, Mohammad Nizamuddin, senior Citu leader said. He was referring to the roles he had “perceived” the Governor and the High Court played on the Nandigram issue and seemed to be in the grip of the “us and them syndrome”.
Imperialists from the USA are pouring in funds to break the Left Front, he alleged. He apparently forgot the visits of Mr Henry M Paulson, US Treasury Secretary and Mr Henry Kissinger, former US Foreign Secretary to Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, chief minister and their red carpet welcome at Writers’ Buildings.
Mr Shyamal Chakraborty, state Citu president, said: "The Governor during his trip to Nandigram visited the hut of Sankar Samanta's widow and bereaved father. The Governor's action is praiseworthy as Samanta was one of the first CPI-M activists who was killed at Nandigram and Mr Gandhi learnt of the woes of the other side too, he added.
"I can understand his predicament'', he observed. But he sent out a message when he visited burnt huts of both Trinamul and CPI-M activists at Satengabari’’, he pointed out.
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