Guv asks WB govt to act to curb violence

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Kolkata, Jan 15 (PTI) Making a fresh appeal to thestate government for initiating immediate steps to curbgrowing political violence, West Bengal Governor M K Narayanantoday said it was the time for action and not discussion.

"This is the time to act in the given situation(political violence) and not the time to discuss," theGovernor told reporters during his visit to DakshineswarAdyapeeth temple near here.

The Governor was requested to comment on the stateHousing Minister Gautam Deb''s initiative through SMS toTrinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for a face-to-facetalk with Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee to evolve asolution to the growing violence.

Without replying to the query, Narayanan said it wastime for action not discussion.

Worried about the worsening law and order, theGovernor has already summoned top brass of the administrationand asked the state government to concentrate more attentionon improving the situation.

Following footsteps of his predecessor GopalkrishnaGandhi who slammed the state government for Nandigramviolence, Narayanan has also expressed dismay at deteriorationof law and order situation in the state, particularly afterthe killing of eight persons at Netai village in Lalgarh onJanuary seven.

He had said on that day that the killing was "a day ofsorrow and shame" for the state and asked the government toact before "reaching a point of no-return".

Taking a proactive stand, Narayanan has also expresseddesire to visit the Netai village to talk to the affectedvillagers likely on Jaunary 19.

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