And in Khejuri, Trinamool dictates terms for peace

Written by Political Bureau | kolkata | Updated: Jun 19 2009, 04:41am hrs
A day after the withdrawal of the police boycott at Khejuri, the TMC leadership of West Midnapore on Wednesday agreed to allow homeless families belonging to the CPI(M) to return to their villages. Sisir Adhikari, TMC MP of Contai and Union minister of state for rural development, said that the families of CPI(M) supporters can return to their villages and the security of families who were rendered homeless after the recovery of firearms would be ensured.

Adhikari, however, said the five top CPI(M) leaders of Khejuri would not be allowed to enter Khejuri for their alleged involvement in killings at Nandigram in 2007.

Ashoke Guria, CPI(M) district committee member of East Midnapore, said: It is difficult to believe the promise made by the TMC as they organise attacks on CPI(M) leaders as well as family members. According to the CPI(M), 1,200 persons have been rendered homeless after tension broke out at Khejuri.

Pallab Kanti Ghosh, district police chief of East Midanpore, said the situation is under control and police are being allowed to buy articles from local shops.