Kolkata, June 27 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist CPI (M) leader Biman Bose has accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) activists of attacking CPI (M) members in West Bengal.
Talking to reporters here, Bose said that cadres belonging to the TMC have attacked CPI (M) party members and supporters in different parts of West Bengal, ever since TMC under Mamata Banerjee came to power on May 20.
"In South 24 Parganas district, in Baronpur village, Trinamool miscreants attacked eminent CPI-M party comrade Naren Gayon and his condition is serious now. In Jhargram region of West Midnapore district, a joint attack by Maoist and Trinamool cadres left poor farmer and CPI-M supporter Bhabesh Samar dead on the spot," he added.
He said that these attacks show the nexus between the TMC party and the Maoist rebels.
"In Jonta village of Bishnupur police station in Bankura district, comrade Sitaram Kullu was injured in an attack by Trinamool Congress goons, and also in Kotutpur police station at the Shihod region, Alok Deohar of Shanmoni village was shot in an attack by Trinammol Congress cadres. In Uttorbil village of West Midnapore district, an armed attack by Trinamool cadres left poor farmer Lakhikanta Sarkar dead," said Bose.
Bose also said that the CPI-M held strong reservations regarding the Central government's hike in prices of diesel, kerosene and LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) cooking gas.
"The Left parties have strongly condemned this price increase and demands that they be withdrawn. The Left parties call upon all its units to immediately conduct strikes, demonstrations and other protest actions. This movement will go on till we can put pressure on the federal government for rollback," he added.
On being asked about the State's reduction of cess, Mr. Bose said the Left Front government too had cut back on State taxes in the wake of a fuel-price hike. (ANI)