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CPI council member seeks end to controversy over Tagore poem

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Puducherry, Oct 25 (UNI) CPI national council member R Viswanathan today said the criticism of a senior IAS officer here for allegedly distorting Rabindranath Tagore's poem was unwarranted.

Talking to newspersons he said the official only wrote what Tagore himself might have written if he happened to visit Puducherry.

This was no distortion and the issue should be treated as closed, he said.

Mr Viswanathan said he had written to West Bengal Minister Nandagopal Bhattacharya on this and would also write to Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharya soon.

He said November 1, the day of de-facto merger should be celebrated with freedom fighters being honoured.

He said students should be taught the history of Puducherry.

Merely declaring a public holiday on that day was of no good, he added.

He exhorted IAS officials to go out to the fields instead of remaining in their cabins and charged that the law and order situation here had deteroriated.

He also said the government should drop the proposal to set up special economic zone here.

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