Kolkata, Apr 5: West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Monday, Apr 5, slammed Union Home Minister P Chidambaram for his comments during his visit to Naxal-affected areas in the state.
Addressing a press conference, Buddhadeb said, "Buck is not the language of politicians. It is a slang. I will tell him to mind his language."
On Sunday, Apr 4, Chidambaram had expressed unhappiness over recurring inter-party clashes in the state
He had said, "The buck must stop on the chief minister's table. If it does not, it's the failure of the state administration."
When asked to comment on Chidambaram's views, he said, "I do not accept what he said. I know my responsibility. Let me do my job and and let him do his."
Buddhadeb said he knows the responsibility lies with him. "I am trying to discharge my responsibilities. I have my own views about the law-and-order situation of the state. He gave me his views and I gave him mine," he said.
"But I also told him that it is very difficult to maintain law and order if the Opposition does not cooperate. I told him that you should tell the Opposition to attend meetings when called by the government," the Chief Minister added.