Kolkata: A furious Congress Legislative Party, decided to boycott the West Bengal Assembly for an indefinite period after its request for a Speakers ruling on the oppositions right was turned down on Tuesday.
“We have decided to boycott the House for an indefinite period. We had requested the speaker to give a ruling on whether opposition parties still enjoyed rights following repeated attacks on them both in and outside the House. It was not given.
“We also wanted a statement from the chief minister or a minister on this issue, but we were denied,” senior Congress leader Manas Bhuniya said. Bhuniya, also a former state Congress president, lashed out at the Trinamool Congress for trying to curb the democratic rights of the opposition parties.
“The TMC, aided by the police and goons, have unleashed an unprecedented reign of terror on opposition parties. This is nothing but murder of democracy. Does the chief minister not want exisitence of opposition parties? If it is so then she along with her party leaders can tell that openly,” Bhunia said.
Congress Legislative Party leader Mohammed Sohrab said that the Congress had been denied its due democratic right.