CPM deaths due to mass outrage,not TMC instigation: Partha

Partha Chatterjee said the killing of two CPM leaders in Burdwan was the fallout of a strong resistance put up locals against the CPM-backed harmads who attempted to capture the village with arms.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: February 23, 2012 3:03:35 am

Refuting the CPM’s allegations of Trinamool instigating violence,TMC leader and industry minister Partha Chatterjee said the killing of two CPM leaders in Burdwan was the fallout of a strong resistance put up locals against the CPM-backed harmads who attempted to capture the village with arms.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said it was the result of an internal feud within the Left. Asked about the CPM leaders being “butchered”,she told reporters in Delhi,“He (ex-MLA Pradip Tah) was not butchered. It was an internal feud. Ask the state government,he had five cases lodged against him.”

Holding a press meet at Trinamool Bhawan this afternoon,Chatterjee said: “After the Brigade Parade Ground rally,CPM has started forcibly capturing villages. Similar attempt was made at Burdwan today.”

Armed CPM goons attacked some Trinamool supporters and assaulted them and later tried to capture some areas. Local people became scared and they resisted. Two persons were killed,he said.

No one of Trinamool is involved in the incident,he stressed. “Trinamool supporters were at Burdwan Medical College and Hospital where a Trinamool leader,Bidyut Hazra,who was critically injured in the CPM-sponsored attack,was admitted. Police are probing the incident and the administration in an impartial manner will perform its duty.”

At Writers’ Buildings,urban development minister Firad Hakim said there were charges against the slain former CPM MLA,and that he was involved in “politics of killing”.

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