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TMC bigwigs take out rally to condemn assault on Mamata

Protesting against the recent attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi,allegedly by SFI students and other Left Front supporters,top Trinamool Congress leaders took part in a rally on Saturday from Maulali crossing to Mayo Road.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata |
April 14, 2013 3:12:35 am

Protesting against the recent attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi,allegedly by SFI students and other Left Front supporters,top Trinamool Congress leaders took part in a rally on Saturday from Maulali crossing to Mayo Road.

The rally,organised by the Uttar Kolkata District Trinamool Congress,was attended by party heavyweights like Sudip Bandopadhyay,Arup Biswas,Subrata Bakshi,Mukul Roy,Firhad Hakim,Partha Chatterjee,Javed Khan,Chandrima Bhattacharya and Dola Sen.

“This is a part of our peaceful protest against the attack on Mamata Banerjee,Amit Mitra and Firhad Hakim. When the CPM was in power,this type of state-sponsored terrorism was very common. When madam is trying hard to lead the state to growth,to overcome the fiscal problem,miscreants on the advise of the CPM planned the attack (on the CM and her ministers). This requires a serious punishment,” said Commerce and Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee. He also accused the Centre of inaction.

“We wonder why there have been no arrests so far. How did the demonstrators reach the gate where Section 144 was promulgated. We are very unhappy the way issues have been tackled by the Delhi administration,” he said.

Reacting to whether allegation on the Trinamool about the attack on Presidency University was a conspiracy theory,Chaterjee said: “Whoever is responsible should be taken into custody and I have definite information which I have passed on to the administration,” he said,referring to security guard Santosh Singh alias Pappu,of Presidency University. He denied to comment on the allegations against Trinamool activist Partha Basu,saying: “I am not endorsing anybody who carries out such an unruly act inside and outside the university campus but I do not want to comment on it as the administration is inquiring into the matter,” he said.

Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party leader Sudip Bandopadhyay went a step ahead of the Governor who had said the CPM politburo should tender an apology to the CM. Bandopadhyay said: “The politburo members should hold their ears and apologise. Only then a pardon can be considered.” He added that Mamata,who was working so hard today as the Chief Minister,was preparing herself to head the country in the future.

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