Mamta meets PM, demands center's intervention

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee met the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at Raj Bhawan in Kolkata on Saturday evening during his visit to West Bengal. 

”We discussed issues like the (ruling) Communist Party of India-Marxist supported police atrocities on the tribal community at Lalgarh and demanded centre’s intervention in these issues,” Banerjee told after coming out of the meeting. 

She headed a seven-member delegation to the Raj Bhawan. The meeting lasted for around half-an-hour.

“Besides these issues we also told the prime minister about the state sponsored terrorism in Nandigram. Yesterday (Friday) one of our woman activists was assaulted by CPI-M cadres in Nandigram”, she added.

Earlier Singh announced Rs 95 crore grant for the development of Visva Bharati as a centre of excellence and the restoration of its pre-eminence nationally and internationally while attending its annual convocation at the traditional venue of Amrakunj. The PM is the chancellor of Visva Bharati.