Opposition Raps Buddha on Kishenji Remarks

Slamming West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s statement that it was difficult to track down Maoist leader Kishenji, opposition parties have said that the words reflected the ‘ineptness’ and ‘complete collapse’ of the state administration.

“The statement is symptomatic of the complete collapse which has visited his administration….I don’t think it requires any rocket science for the chief minister to be updated that technologies do exist ….to track down calls,” Congress Spokesperson Manish Tewari said.

It may be mentioned that Bhattacherjee had yesterday said, “We can identify the (mobile) tower but it is difficult to pin-point his (Kishenji’s) location in that area.”

The chief minster had said that the Maoists leader, who was ‘talking to hundreds of journalists everyday’, was, however, difficult to catch.

Tewari said that the chief minister was either completely clueless about the public utterances that he is making or the government of West Bengal had a vested interest in protecting the Maoists.

BJP spokesman Rajiv Pratap Rudy termed Bhattacharjee’s statement as careless and said, “This reflects the ineptness of the state government that they are even incompetent to track phone calls…It also undermines the capacity of the police.”

Rudy said that the statement manifested that the state of ‘West Bengal is completely incapable of tracking down criminals’.

In the meanwhile, Former IB Chief Arun Bhagat said that the Chief Minister was, perhaps, not aware of technologies available to track down the callers.

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