CPI-M, ML Up in Arms against Mamata Banerjee

Effigy of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee burnt in Patna on Tuesday.

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Patna: Communist Party of India (M) and Communist Party of India (ML) activists in Patna on Tuesday burnt the effigy of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for encouraging deadly violence against their party workers during Panchayat elections that concluded on Wednesday amid reports of massive violence and electoral irregularities.

The two factions of the CPI took out a joint rally in Patna and held a number of sidewalk meetings to condemn Banerjee saying she looked the other way while her goons harassed, intimidated, and murdered opposition workers in an attempt to influence poll results.

CPI-ML leader Chandradeo Verma, during the burning of an effigy of the West Bengal Chief Minister at Kargil Chowk in Patna, said that Banerjee had turned into a common criminal when she decided to unleash violent terror on those who were not her supporters.

"Thugs on Mamata Banerjee's payroll did not allow people to cast their ballot at nearly 34% of the polling booths in the state. Moreover, she allowed his goons to use firearms to kill CPI-M workers at many places," Verma said.

Former Bihar legislator and CPI-M leader Rajendra Prasad Singh also accused the West Bengal Chief Minister of 'butchering' democracy in the state that was in a state of anarchy under Banerjee's leadership.

"We will soon launch a massive agitation in West Bengal against Mamata Banerjee," he said.


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