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Don't instigate communal violence, cautions Bengal CM

  Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee cautioned political parties not to create communal tension.
"There may be groups trying to provoke communal violence. Be extremely careful. If there are attempts to instigate people then inform the police immediately. Do not allow rumours to spread," the Chief Minister said at Nabanna.
The Chief Minister said that those trying to create divisions among people are against the welfare of the state. "The State Government will not tolerate any kind of destructive activities. All emergency department personnel will be on duty during the forthcoming festive days, as they had been during the recently concluded Durga Puja. Appreciate their efforts and cooperate with them so that the coming festival days remain totally peaceful," the Chief Minister said.
At the State cabinet meeting yesterday, the Chief Minister issued a note of caution against probable instigation to spread communal violence. She asked all her cabinet colleagues to be extra careful during the festival days. Public representatives have also been asked to make themselves accessible to the masses and keep a close vigil on the situation. The police force have also been instructed to take immediate and strong action against anyone attempting to spread rumours.