Even as the CPM acccused goons backed by the Trinamool Congress of murdering a party panchayat samiti chief at Hasnabad,the ruling party claimed that the killing was a result of an intra-party fight.
Death is a death,be that of a CPM man or of somebody from TMC. But if anyone dies in an internal fight,then why should TMC be blamed? It is not proper, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said at a rally at Katchari Maidan in Barasat of North 24-Parganas district.
Shak diye mach dhaka jaina (A truth cannot be suppressed by an untruth), she said,dismissing the CPI(M) allegation of TMCs involvement in the killing.
Urging the Opposition to help maintain law and order,she said,The law will take its course.
Food Minister Jyotipriya Mullick too claimed that an internal quarrel amongst CPM district members was behind the killing and alleged that the party was trying to put the blame on TMC to reap political mileage ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
Mullick,the TMC party observer for North-24 Parganas,alleged that murdered CPM panchayat samity chief Jahangir Alam had rivals within his party who were eyeing the post held by him.