Mamata: No intention of revenge

Taking strong exception to the Left parties repeated claim that the ruling party has been “resorting to revenge politics,” West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that her party Trinamul Congress had no intention to put the Opposition in the dock.
On the contrary, without naming ex-minister Sushanta Ghosh, she claimed: “One former minister walked into the legal trap himself by seeking an anticipatory bail. And the law will now take its own without any intervention of the government. We had raised the slogan of ‘Bodla noy bodol chai’ (We don’ want revenge we want change) and have tried to keep it.”
The chief minister further said, “The move by a former minister was a clear indication that he was involved in some crime for which he had sought anticipatory bail. If we indulge in revenge politics, then the state government would have to constitute a number of correctional homes as many leaders would be in the dock. The previous Left Front government was involved in various scams, starting from land, health, education et al.” Criticising the remarks of CPI(M) secretary Biman Bose that the skeletons which are being unearthed from various places are of those who died of small pox, Ms Banerjee ridiculed: “We need to preserve the brains of the CPI(M) leaders in the museums who are now propagating a new theory of small pox. It’s simply amazing.”
Earlier Mr Bose said, “I do not know the details of the digging up of skeletons because it is very confusing. Skeletons can always tumble out when you dig up, especially in villages. Till date, there is a practice in rural Bengal to bury patients suffering from small pox. They are not incinerated. There is nothing new in this. I do not know what the CID is doing with some skeletons.”

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