'Centre should declare Nandigram sensitive'

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Kolkata, Nov 7: The Opposition Trinamool Congress today urged the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance(UPA) government at the Centre to declare Nandigram a ''sensitive'' area. ''The Centre should impose Article 355 of the constitution and declare the area as sensitive. The Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF) should be deployed in Nandigram under the Centre's supervision,'' Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee told a press conference here.

She also exhorted the Central government to dismiss the CPI(M)-led Left Front government of West Bengal.

Meanwhile, veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu told reporters after attending a front meeting that the ''deployment of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Nandigram has been postponed and it has been done on the basis of a consensus among the Left Front partners.'' However, Left Front Chairman Biman Basu, denying that the Left Front had taken any such decision, said ''it is up to the Chief Minister to decide what to do.'' At least four people were killed and 15 others, including a para military force jawan, injured as rival parties clashed and landmines exploded in escalated violence recently in Nandigram.


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