Left, Congress call for people's movement against Trimool 'terror'
Kolkata, May 25: Lambasting the Trimool Congress for “unleashing terror to elimite the opposition”, the Left Front and the Congress on Wednesday collectively called for a massive people’s movement to ‘re-establish democracy’ in West Bengal. Participating in a two-day sit-in demonstration against post-poll violence, leaders from both the camps batted for the continued relevance of the Congress-Left Front tie-up. “Despite winning 211 of the 294 seats, the violence unleashed by Trimool has continued ubated and has only intensified after the assembly polls. Polls also took place in Assam, Kerala and Tamil du, but it is only Bengal where the ruling party has unleashed brutal attacks on the opposition,” said Left Front chairman Biman Bose. “We have to teach them a lesson. There is no other way out. We have to build up a massive resistance across the state and sustain it for a long time. The people’s alliance that we had forged for fighting for democracy will continue till democracy is re-established in Bengal,” said Bose. Expressing a similar view, Congress leader Abdul Mann alleged the violence was a result of Trimool supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s “conspiracy to elimite the opposition”. “Mamata is determined to elimite the opposition only because we have been raising the uncomfortable truth about Trimool being neck deep in corruption. “This violence can be countered only through a people’s movement. IANS)