Lalgarh: LF partner RSP protests ‘misuse’ of UAPA
Posted by Admin on October 14, 2009
Kolkata: The RSP, a constituent of the Left Front, today expressed reservations against invoking the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act at a time when the state government has launched a drive against Maoists in Lalgarh and other areas.
The RSP’s opposition was voiced at a bipartite meeting with LF major CPI-M, RSP leader Manoj Bhattacharjee said.
"We are opposed to such piece of legislation. We feel that this is essentially an anti-democratic legislation and we apprehend that it will be used to thwart democratic aspirations of people at large," Bhattacharjee, RSP secretariat member, told after meeting CPI(M) leaders.
Another RSP leader Kshiti Goswami said the party was strongly opposed to misuse of the provisions of the Act under which Maoist-backed tribal leader Chhatradhar Mahato was recently booked.
The CPI(M) delegation at the meeting was led by party state secretary Biman Bose. The meeting was held prior to a Left Front meeting during the day.
Goswami said it had been pointed out at the meeting that some decisions were being taken bypassing the front. "We cannot take responsibility for decisions being taken without informing us".
The party had also raised the issue of Left support to the Congress in Siliguri, he said. Samay Live