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Economy & Politics | BSP denies Rahul’s allegation

Economy & Politics | BSP denies Rahul’s allegation
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First Published: Wed, May 18 2011. 12 11 AM IST
Updated: Wed, May 18 2011. 12 11 AM IST
New Delhi: The Bahujan Samaj Party dubbed Rahul Gandhi meeting the Prime Minister Minister with the farmers as another instance of Congress’ “indulging in petty politics” and dismissed as “baseless” the allegation that a large number of lives were lost and women raped. Ambeth Rajan, BSP national treasurer said, “It is totally baseless. There are no such instance and congress is indulging in petty politics.”
While, the congress rallied behind Rahul Gandhi and dared Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati to order a CBI or judicial inquiry into the violence over farmers’ agitation in Bhatta Parsaul village in Greater Noida. “Bhatta Parsaul is crying for justice as men were murdered, women molested and even children not spared. Here is an aggressor, who is giving himself a character certificate thereby making a mockery of justice,” party spokesperson Manish Tewari told reporters in New Delhi.
Appu Esthose Suresh
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Spate of resignation of govt-appointed representatives in West Bengal
Kolkata: At least 100 West Bengal government-appointed heads of various organisations are to resign following the Trinamool Congress’ victory in the recently concluded assembly election.
The state government had appointed people close to the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist), or CPM, as heads of various firms and organisations such as Calcutta Tramways Co. Ltd, Surface Transport Corp. and Webel. At least 10 of them have already resigned; more are to follow, according to a state government official who did not wish to be named.
“I didn’t wait after chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee resigned,” said Sudhangshu Seal, who resigned as chairman of Surface Transport Corp. “Everyone from the party is going to resign from posts offered by the state government,” added Seal, a CPM leader and a former member of parliament.
Romita Datta
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First Published: Wed, May 18 2011. 12 11 AM IST