Intellectuals Criticised Ruling Party For Ongoing Violence


Kolkata: A section of prominent intellectuals came down on Trinamool Congress alleging the ruling party has strangulated democracy in Bengal with its strong arm tactics to prevent opposition candidates from filing nomination papers for the panchayat elections.

Former Supreme Court justice Ashok Ganguly, economist Amiya Bagchi, former Presidency College principal Amal Kumar Mukherjee, Naxalite leader Azizul Haque and a few academicians held a press conference at Kolkata Press Club on Thursday. They slammed the State Election Commissioner, alleging the regulator is “completely toothless.”

On Wednesday, a section of intellectuals who backed Mamata Banerjee during the Singur and Nandigram land movements held a press conference to lambast the ruling party and state government for the ongoing violence over nomination for panchayat polls.