Opposition preventing homecoming of displaced: CPI(M)

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Kolkata, Nov 20 (UNI) As the situation in Nandigram was yet to be normal with a large number of people remaining in camps, the CPI(M) today alleged that opposition forces were preventing homecoming of the displaced with a political purpose.

"Many people want to come back home, but they are being prevented. The camp is being used by the Bhumi Uchched Protirodh Committee (BUPC) and other oppositionm forces with a political purpose," CPI(M) Central Committee member Shyamal Chakraborty told reporters.

His allegation came more than a week after CRPF marched into the trouble-torn area to restore peace. About 400 people, who fled their homes during the last round of violence between November six and eleven, were still living in a relief camp, Mr.Chakraborty said.

Ironically, the displacement of these people took place when about 1,500 others, belonging to the families of CPI(M) supporters, started coming back home through a turf war with the rivals ending their eleven-month exile.

Observing that peace would take some time to return, Mr. Chakraborty said the state government was working on building up confidence among the people in the area.


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