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Updated: December 26, 2009 15:23 IST

Buddhadeb to meet PM to discuss new Governor

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A file picture of West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.
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A file picture of West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.

West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee will take up with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the issue of appointment of a new governor for the State, after the completion of Gopalkrishna Gandhi's term.

Mr. Bhattacharjee, who left here for Delhi on Friday to attend a two-day CPI(M) Politburo meeting beginning on Saturday, would meet Mr. Singh and Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram either on Saturday or the day after, party sources here said.

Mr. Bhattacharjee would meet Mr. Chidambaram after receiving his letter calling for steps to check spurt in political violence and that by Maoists in the State, the sources said.

He is also likely to seek the Prime Minister's intervention in the setting up of the proposed airport city project 'Aerotropolis' near Durgapur in Burdwan district, the State's hold over its own coal blocks, the jute packaging problem as well as the acute dredging problem in Haldia dock.

Politburo members Biman Bose and Nirupam Sen also left for Delhi during the day.


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