Mamata warns CPM on arms recovery
Thirty five years, the time the left parties ruled the State of West Bengal without break, is a long time to fulfill any agenda that was coming from any party leader of left parties. The word complacent probably became ingrained in the minds of the leaders, especially the CPM, and for that it indulged anything and everything to remain in power in the state with no opposition practically. One woman, who changed the equation with her perseverance and no-nonsense approach to politics, is now in the saddle of the state power and her stance has not changed from the pre-election time. With a clear focus of bringing back the glory of the state that prevailed in pre 1970s, she has started working sincerely soon after taking the chief minister post and has given independent authority to all departments to do their work. This common man’s leader to whom we can relate to easily is Mamata Bannerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal. Irrespective of party affiliation the state government employees everywhere would be judged by their work efficiency, said the CM. her only aim to get the work done and keep people satisfied is being followed by all the departments that includes the police. Non-interference by the political leaders has enabled the police to do their work, and soon after the new government under the leadership of Mamata has taken charge, the police has unearthed huge amount of arms from the civil areas, allegedly from the CPM cadres or the local leaders and the process is continuing. The chief minister is concerned about the quantity of arms has been recovered, which she says could be more than arms found during wartime. Naturally probe will be conducted to find how these unauthorized and unlicensed arms were available to the people and what purpose it served. She was categorical about her intention of punishing those who took law in their hands irrespective of any political party.
We hope she stick to her words given to the media in respect to arms haul and subsequent action by the appropriate authorities. This is indeed a healthy development in terms of leadership in the State of West Bengal.