STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Left Front fabricating rape attacks: Mamata

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seems to have done it again. Less than a fortnight after drawing flak for her disparaging comments on the Park Street rape victim, she has n

Published: 28th February 2012 03:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:05 PM   |  A+A-

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seems to have done it again. Less than a fortnight after drawing flak for her disparaging comments on the Park Street rape victim, she has now blamed the Left Front for fabricating rape attacks, deaths of infants in government-run hospitals, and of discouraging her government.

At a press conference in Kolkata on Tuesday, Mamata hit out at the Communist Party of India (Marxist), saying that fake rape charges were being levelled to malign West Bengal's reputation.

According to news agency PTI, the West Bengal Chief Minister, referring to another reported rape at Falta in South 24-Parganas district last week, called it fabricated.

The Trinamool Congress chief alleged that a woman leader of the CPM had told her father to tell the police that it was case of rape.

She has categorically said that incidents were being staged in a planned manner to discredit the government and claimed that the law and order situation in West Bengal was best in the country.

Referring to the recent baby deaths in the state, the Chief Minister called it a staged conspiracy, abetted by the Left Front.

"Fake rape charges are being levelled to malign Bengal's good name. These are all are fabricated allegations. baby deaths too are a planned conspiracy by the Left," she alleged.

Mamata also tried to score brownie points, saying that for the first time ever, the state government had ensured that a regressive practice like bandh, called by different trade unions, had failed.

"Calling a bandh is not progressive, it hampers West Bengal's future. The CPM has been calling a bandh on the same issue over and over again. It is unfortunate that they are spreading lies. All government employees stayed back in office overnight to ensure that work doesn't suffer. We will strongly act against people who are using force to make this bandh a success. For the first time ever in the history of Bengal, the state government has managed to make the opposition bandh a flop show," she claimed.

There were fewer vehicles on the road but several schools and government offices remained open following the warning given by Mamata that absence from duty would be treated as a break in service.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp