People with ill interests trying to mislead Bhangar villagers: Sobhandeb
Some people with ill-interest are trying to mislead the people of Bhangar, alleged state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay on Friday.
He said, the state government has decided not to set up the power grid on that specific land. But despite such decision by the state, some political parties are trying to create problematic situation there over poor political will. But they should know that such conspiracy will not stand anymore.
On the other hand, the representatives of Jomi, Jibika, Poribesh O Bastutantra Raksha Committee has withdrawn the road blockades on Friday morning. They said that their movement will continue. They expect that the government will discuss the matter with them.
However, it should be recalled that the representatives of Jomi, Jibika, Poribesh O Bastutantra Raksha Committee earlier claimed that a section of villagers were forced to withdraw the roadblock.
They claimed that they demanded a discussion with representative of the state government. But it is yet to happen. They had sent a letter to the District Magistrate of South 24-Parganas district seeking the discussion.
On Friday morning, the villagers pushed those tree trunks, concrete chunk blocks from the road to bring back normal road condition at Bhangar. "We are withdrawing the blockade from today (Friday). The blockade is disturbing the normal flow of life in Bhangar. Our intention is not to disturb the public life. But out movement will go on. We'll again block the road if the government does not talk to us. The government has to cancel the project on paper," said a committee member.
Meanwhile, a huge police force started marching all over the areas in the Bhangar. "The police were seen in several groups here. The combat forces were also seen travelling in their jeeps," said local villagers.
The power minister however criticised senior CPI(M) leader Surya Kanta Mishra who recently said 100 such incident could happen in the state similar to Bhangar. "CPI(M) lost all credibility to do politics in Bengal. People do not believe CPI(M). People will not believe him as well. That was just an expression of frustration," said the power minister, who was key speaker at a fair in Kolkata.
Meanwhile, Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Friday said that discussion is the only way to bring a solution in the Bhangar issue.