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NDA to raise Nandigram issue in Parliament
November 13, 2007 11:53 IST
Last Updated: November 13, 2007 17:27 IST
Stating that the Communist Party of India-Marxist has "nuked" farmers in Nandigram, Leader of Opposition Lal Kishenchand Advani on Tuesday said that the National Democratic Alliance would raise the issue in Parliament, and charged the United Progressive Alliance government with remaining indifferent to the violence in the trouble-torn area in East Midnapore district.
"Not only are Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and the CPI-M to be blamed for what happened in Nandigram, but the Central government also did not act because it is taking the support of Marxists," Advani said.
"No Central minister, nor the chief minister has cared to visit Nandigram," he said.
He said that the NDA would raise the Nandigram issue in the winter session of Parliament. "We will fight so that you get justice," Advani assured those who fled their homes and took shelter in the school.
"The CPI-M might be obsessed with international issues and the nuclear deal, but the nation is concerned about how the CPI-M government led by Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has nuked the farmers in Nandigram," the Bharatiya Janata Party leader had said.
"We believe that while a discussion on the nuclear deal is important, no less important is a discussion on Nandigram and the plight of farmers there," he said.
Addressing the meeting in Nandigram, Advani said that the NDA would also go to the President on the Nandigram issue.