Kolkata: Amidst sharp criticism from the CPM over her proposal to put certain restrictions on public rallies in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is contemplating on framing a law in this context.

Sensing that the Left Front, which is waiting for the right moment to target Banerjee, will not remain inside their shell for long, the CM has come out with this method of tackling the Opposition in the state.

The CPM has already up its ante against Banerjee, who ended the Left Front domination in the state by holding public rallies to win the confidence of workers, farmers and students.

After a humiliating defeat in the recently concluded Assembly elections, the CPM members have already started holding public meetings.

CPM spokesperson Gautam Dev has clarified that the party is not going to adopt the technique of road blockade and bandh. “However, we will keep an eye on the performance of the state government and any wrong move would be opposed,” he added.

Therefore, it has become clear that the CPM would also resort to rallies and bandhs to stage protest against the government.

Significantly, Banerjee being well aware of the scenario is not in favour of encouraging rallies in the state. She has said if required a law would be formulated in this regard.

(JPN/ Bureau)