BJP demands honest and objective report on Nandigram violence

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New Delhi, Nov 10 (UNI) Strongly condeming the CPI(M) for attacking West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi for his statements on Nandigram, the BJP today demanded that the Centre call for an 'honest and objective' report and take prompt action to restore peace in the area.

BJP spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad said the CPI(M) had sought to berate the Governor's objective assessment on the situation in Nandigram by calling it a 'war zone', adding that no Government or society could allow such a zone to exist without taking immediate and effective action.

The CPI(M) had on its part objected to Mr Gandhi's public statement when he could have excercised the constitutional right to communicate with the State and Central Government.

The Leftists, Mr Prasad said, harped on the Gujarat riots but massacre and mayhem in Nandigram was continuing for many months where the CPI-M cadre was paying a frontal role while media and civil rights activists were denied entry into the area, he said. He said the Manmohan Singh Government had frequently commented on the Gujarat riots but maintained conspicuous silence on the 1984 anti-Sikh massacre and violence in Nandigram where the poorest of the poor were being uprooted from their houses, harassed and killed.

He urged the Government to call for an honest report on the violence and take prompt action to ensure peace in the area.


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