Winter session of West Bengal assembly began here on Monday and is likely to be stormy with the ruling Left Front moving a non-official resolution in the House demanding discussion on “state-wide anarchy by Maoists and Trinamool Congress (TC)”.

Announcing to move along with several other resolutions, government chief whip Syed Mohammad Masih told reporters that they had raised the issue in Business Advisory Committee meeting.

He alleged that Maoists and TC are “unleashing a reign of terror” in the state and the latter was involved in spreading anarchy with their direct or indirect involvement with the former.

LF would also move non-official motions on price rise, dredging in the Hooghly river and Bengali language.

The House is also likely to feel the heat with the Opposition Trinamool Congress gaining strength in the recent assembly bypolls and planning to grill Left Front government on escalating political violence.

The winter session will continue till December 10, Speaker H A Halim said.

Meanwhile, the House was adjourned for the day immediately after obituary references were made as mark of respect to 16 former members and important personalities who died recently.


Conflicting perspectives in West Bengal November 27, 2009