Repsonsibility also lies with the Trinamool, he says

Condemning the violence at Sipchu in the Dooars in north Bengal, which claimed two lives, and blaming the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) for it, Biman Bose, Chairman of the Left Front Committee, on Tuesday said Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram would have to take the responsibility of prevailing on the GJM to desist from the “destructive movement” it was engaged in.

The responsibility also lay with the Trinamool Congress chief as “the Morcha (GJM) is maintaining political relations with her and her party,” Mr. Bose said, without mentioning Mamata Banerjee.

Terming the death of the two persons in the clash between the security forces and GJM supporters unfortunate, Mr. Bose said that it was a matter of concern that the GJM was forcing its way into the Dooars and Siliguri areas and trying to incite ethnic passions and create unrest on the pretext of taking out a ‘padayatra.'

“The events of the day are a result of such a move,” he said in a statement.

The GJM was again engaging in the “politics of anarchy” and had been calling for bandhs ever since the return of its delegation from New Delhi, where it had promised the Home Minister to withdraw agitations, he pointed out.

The Congress, the Trinamool and the Bharatiya Janata Party were mutely watching the events unfold, waiting to extract political mileage from the developments, Mr. Bose alleged. The GJM for some time had set up camps for the Gorkhaland Personnel (a front of the GJM) in schools and government premises in the Sipchu area which they had occupied illegally. It was from these camps that the GLP was spreading terror in the surrounding areas and trying to enter the Dooars region.

It was after the police challenged them that the GJM workers turned violent, he observed.

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