Buddha says no SEZ against people's wishes
Kolkata/New Delhi, Mar 15: Assuring that the proposed SEZ for a chemical hub in Nandigram would not be set up against the people's wishes, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today welcomed the Calcutta High Court order for a CBI inquiry into yesterday's police firing that killed 14 people. A two-judge bench of the High Court, headed by Chief Justice Surinder Singh Nijjar, took up the case suo motu and issued a ruling, saying that no one could imagine such an incident in a democracy. The CBI was asked to submit a report within seven days.
Regretting yesterday's incident, the Chief Minister said '' We want CBI to go for an inquiry into the incident. Let it find out what happened there and why did the clash take place.'' Expressing grief at the death of the people, Mr Bhattacharjee said the incident was unwarranted and should not have happened.
The issue rocked Parliament, where the Opposition NDA trooped into the well of the Lok Sabha demanding dismissal of the state government and noisy scenes were witnessed in the Rajya Sabha, leaving the presiding officers with no option but to adjourn the Houses for the day.