West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi visited the violence-ravaged Nandigram on Sunday to take stock of the situation in the troubled area. Gandhi left the metropolis early today in order to have a first hand view of the situation at Nandgram, which has witnessed large-scale violence and loss of lives since January this year.
The Governor interacted with the affected villagers and refugees to know their plight. At the refugee camp at Braja Mohon Tiwari High School, where the anti-acquisition Bhumi Uchched Pratirodh Committee supporters are sheltered, the people narrated their plight and expressed fear in returning to their homes.
They claimed they were afraid of reprisals and further violence once they returned to their villages. The last time the governor had mentioned Nandigram, the ruling CPM had reacted angrily, accusing Gandhi of overstepping his role.