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CPM accuses Trinamul of unleashing reign of terror

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 15, 2018, 1:12 am IST
Updated : May 15, 2018, 1:12 am IST

He had earlier tweeted that: “Allowing TMC to get away with throttling democracy has implications well beyond West Bengal”.

CPI(M) general-secretary Sitaram Yechury (Photo: PTI)
 CPI(M) general-secretary Sitaram Yechury (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The CPI(M) on Monday accused the Trinamul Congress of unleashing a reign of terror in West Bengal during the panchayat polls.

Terming it as a naked attack on democracy, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said that his party would, however, fight back through people’s involvement and democracy.

 

Mr Yechury dismissed  remarks made by a senior TMC leader that violence occurred during Left rule too, saying had it been true, Mamata Banerjee would never have come to power in the state.

“This itself shows that they are defensive and guilty. Media is showing what is happening. If this was happening during Left Front rule, then the TMC government would never have come in Bengal and the chief minister would not have been the chief minister of Bengal,” he told the media here.

He said that his party has directed all units across the country to protest against the violence in West Bengal. Mr Yechury said that the West Bengal State Election Commission will be seen as complicit in the ruling Trinamool Congress’ “project of destroying democracy” if it does not act to restore faith in the electoral process.

 

He had earlier tweeted that: “Allowing TMC to get away with throttling democracy has implications well beyond West Bengal”.

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