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CPI(M) Opposes President’s Rule in West Bengal

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Sitaram Yechury addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Monday.

Abdul Bari Masoud | Caravan Daily

NEW DELHI — Slamming the West Bengal governor’s meeting with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister, CPI(M) on Monday said in principle, it is against the imposition of President’s Rule in the state. The party said the law and order situation is bad in the state but the party is against invoking Article 356 since its inception.

Addressing a press conference to brief about the party’s Central Committee meeting, party general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the ground report should be known to get an understanding of what is happening there and President’s rule should not be imposed in the state saying the Communist government was the first victim of the Article 356.

“In principle, we have always been against the President’s rule. The law and order situation in Bengal is bad but it does not mean that President’s rule be imposed in the state”.

He also criticized Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi meeting with Prime Minister and Home Minister saying it did not happen in the past. He said Governor has nothing to do with the government as he/she is accountable to the President.

Amid violence in North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal Governor called on the Prime Minister on Monday and the Home Ministry has also issued an advisory to the state government.

The Trinamool Congress slammed the Central government’s advisory as a conspiracy against its government. The Mamata government has also shot back a letter to the Home Ministry saying that the situation in North 24 Parganas district was “under control”, and there was no failure on the part of its law enforcement agencies.

Also read: BJP Spreading Rumours About Bengal Violence: Mamata

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