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I can't fire pro-CPI-M government servants: Mamata

January 18, 2013 20:15 IST

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed that pro-Communist Party of India - Marxist state government employees were trying to sabotage her government to give it a bad name, but cautioned the people against taking the law into their own hands.

"Many CPI-M comrades got employment (during Left Front rule). How do I drive them away? I do not want to do so. But I want them to work properly and not indulge in mischief," said Banerjee.

The chief minister urged the people not to take the law into their own hands while confronting such employees.

"Do not beat them up. If you do so, I will take action. Tell them politely and with love that they have to do their jobs as they are in government service," Banerjee said.

Criticising the CPIM, she said, "Though only a year and a half has passed since the CPI-M lost power, some people have started acting like they will return to power".

"The CPI-M has led the state to financial bankruptcy. The party is also responsible for killing and terrorising innocent people. It is trying to recapture land. It will never be able to come back to power," said Banerjee, the Trinamool Congress chief.

Banerjee continued to vent her ire against a section of the media, saying, "Criticising me around the clock with the help of some television channels will not serve any purpose."

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