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Guha raises voice, yet again

Calcutta, Sept. 26: Defying Left Front chairman Biman Bose’s whip, agriculture minister Kamal Guha today said he would speak out in public, if necessary.

Bose had asked partners at a front meeting yesterday not to voice grievances against the government in public. Differences should be resolved through discussion within the front, said Bose, a CPM leader.

Forward Bloc chairman Guha’s alleged comments against the chief minister had stirred up a storm at yesterday’s meeting. Fire services minister and Forward Bloc (Marxist) leader Pratim Chatterjee raised the issue and even accused Guha of getting his son a government job.

“My son used to supply seeds to the Seed Corporation. He stopped that after I became agriculture minister,” Guha said today.

He blamed the CPM for the allegations against him. “I did not want to become the agriculture minister. I wanted forest and tourism together,” Guha said.

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