October 18, 2009

Can't allow Writers' to turn into a circus : Buddhadeb

Kolkata, Oct 16 (PTI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today ordered arrest of four Trinamool Congress MLAs on a dharna in the state secretariat, saying he could not allow the building to be turned into a "circus".
"I could not comprehend what they wanted and immediately asked the police to remove them from the Writers' Buildings which can't be turned into a circus maidan," the chief minister said shortly after the arrest of Trinamool Congress general secretary Partha Chatterjee, who is the Leader of the Opposition and three party MLAs.
Bhattacharjee told reporters that he was informed by the Chief Secretary Ashok Mohan Chakraborty and Home Secretary Ardhendu Sen that the MLAs had turned down a request for talks and refused to lift the dharna. Sen said the arrest was made at the instruction of the chief minister.

No comments: