Buddhadeb asks Chidamabaram not to play doctor

Kolkata: Hitting back at the Centre, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today asked Home Minister P Chidambaram not to "play doctor" as he did not need his advice in administering West Bengal.

"What is happening in Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh? Instead of playing doctor here, he should get his act together in those places. I don`t need his advice. I ask Chidambaram to concentrate on his own job. I know my job," Bhattacharjee told reporters here when asked about Chidambaram`s comments during recent his poll campaign in the city.

Chidambaram had dubbed West Bengal as the "worst-governed" state in the country and blamed the CPI-M and its cadres for spreading violence.

"West Bengal is the worst-governed state in the country and our immediate concern is law and order," he had told reporters here.

The Home Minister had given out figures that more Trinamool Congress and Congress workers died in political violence in the state than CPI(M) workers.

He had also said the chief minister was in a state of denial and the culmination was the killing of several persons at Netai in West Midnapore district on January 7 this year.

Reiterating that the Trinamool was hand in glove with Maoists and the People`s Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA), Bhattacharjee said today, "We have to defeat the Trinamool Congress to defeat the Maoists."

Fourteen constituencies in the Maoist-affected districts of West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura districts will go to the polls on May 10 in the last of the six phase Assembly elections in West Bengal.