FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Agartala, Aug 8: The Communist Party of India-Marxist on Monday lashed out at the Trimool Congress, saying people and democracy are being attacked under the ruling dispensation in West Bengal.
Addressing a public rally here, West Bengal CPI-M State Secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra said the Trimool Congress has been attacking the people, democracy and economy in the eastern state.
“The Trimool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee attacked the common man, democracy and economy, besides livelihood of people of West Bengal,” Mishra said.
“In the last five years and two months, under Trimool rule in Bengal at least 186 CPI-M members were murdered and over 50,000 injured, a large number of them permanently incapacitated. Over 70,000 families were evicted from their homes,” Mishra alleged.
“In the 1970s, a reign of terror was unleashed. But this time, under the Trimool, character of the attacks has changed. But as Adolf Hitler did not succeed, Mamata Banerjee and her party would not succeed in attacking the Left parties,” he added.
The rally here was organised by the Tripura state committee of the CPI-M to express solidarity with its West Bengal unit.
Citing instances of alleged attacks on CPI-M activists in West Bengal, Mishra said: “A deaf and dumb girl was raped in a district. Her FIR was not registered by the police despite repeated appeals. Then the goons threw acid on her body and she died on Sunday.”
“Jourlists, judges, police officials, senior bureaucrats, opposition party workers and leaders, and innocent apolitical people are being murdered and attacked recklessly in Bengal,” Mishra alleged.
“I have heard that Mamata Banerjee would address a gathering here on Tuesday. She can come, no one would harm her here. But her deposit of Trimool candidates would be forfeited in the 2018 assembly elections in Tripura,” Mishra said. “The complete me of TMC is All-India Trimool Congress. But beyond Bengal it has no existence. Left and other opposition parties got over 2.15 crore votes in the last assembly elections and the TMC secured only 30 lakh additiol votes than the opposition parties,” Mishra stressed.
The CPI-M leader said the Left Front government in West Bengal created assets and established democracy in 34 years. But the Trimool Congress destroyed everything.
“Over 10,000 factories have shut down. And Mamata Banerjee is claiming that the Trimool Congress created 68 lakh jobs to youths,” Mishra said. Tripura Chief Minister and CPI-M politburo member Manik Sarkar and other party leaders also spoke at the rally.