Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today hit back at Union Home Minister P Chidambaram for his comments that the buck stopped at his table on maintaining law and order in the state and asked him to “mind” his language.
“Buck is the not the language of politicians. It is a slang. I will tell him to mind his language. I had asked him to tell the Opposition to cooperate with the government,” Bhattacharjee told reporters here.
Asked to comment on Chidammbaram’s views, the chief minister said, “I do not accept what he said. I know my responsibility. Let me do my job and and let him do his,” Bhattacharjee said.
Chidambaram had, during a visit to Lalgarh yesterday, expressed unhappiness over recurring inter-party clashes in the state and said he had told the chief minister “the buck stops with you”.
Bhattacharjee said he knows the responsibility lies with him.