Kolkata, Jan 14 (Agencies): Senior CPI(M) leader Goutam Deb called up Trinamool Congress chief Mamta Banerjee’s office on Thursday to sort a solution for the current political scenario in the state.

Deb who is also West Bengal Housing Minister expressed himself on a TV channel saying, "I tried to talk to Mamata Banerjee to request her to sit with the chief minister and work out a solution to the ongoing political violence. She was, however, not available over the phone."

Asserting that he had made the call with the permission of Bhattacharjee and CPI(M) state secretary Biman Bose, Deb said he would try to talk to Banerjee once again on Friday.

Deb, a party central committee member, had been accused by Banerjee of forcibly acquiring land at the new township at Rajarhat, near the city. Banerjee also threatened to launch an agitation on the lines of Singur and Nandigram against what she claimed a land scam at Rajarhat
Last month Deb had sought the co-operation and "guidance" of Banerjee for development programmes at Rajarhat.

In a letter he said, "I am sending the first volume of the 'Fact Book' of the development to the Railway minister's office today" and sought Banerjee's suggestions on the issue.