‘Reshuffle unconstitutional, aimed at needling Trinamool’
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The induction of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's harshest critics in the Union Cabinet on Sunday seem to have enraged the Trinamool Congress, which withdrew its support from the UPA II government at the Centre and consequently the exit of its six ministers from the Manmohan Singh cabinet.
While calling the cabinet reshuffle "unconstitutional", the Trinamool Congress said the induction of Deepa Dasmunsi and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in the council of ministers was aimed at "creating an atmosphere of terror , mayhem and distrust among the masses of Bengal ahead of the Panchyat elections."
Speaking to mediapersons, senior Trinamool leader Subrata Mukeherjee, who is considered close to Mamata, said: "The UPA government is in minority. After the Trinamool withdrew its support from the UPA II, the government should prove its majority in Parliament. It's the responsibility of President Pranab Mukherjee to look into the matter."
Without taking the name of Dasmunsi — the MP from Raiganj in north Bengal, he said: "I personally believe that the law and order situation will deteriorate in north Bengal after this reshuffle as police inquiry has been initiated against one of the MPs of Bengal who has been inducted as the Minister of State in the Union government."
At a time when the UPA government is claiming that it wants a clean government, they are inducting ministers from Bengal who have tainted images, he said and added: "This is a deliberate attempt to destroy the peace of Bengal".
Subrata alleged that Chowdhury , who has been made Minister of State for Railways, would be able to "hamper" the rail projects in Bengal initiated by Mamata when she was the Railway Minister. He said: "Most of the rail projects have been completed and the works which are yet to be finished off will be delayed because of the reshuffle."
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