WB Panchayat Polls: Left Front Take To Street To Protest Against Violence


Kolkata:The Left Front has organised a rally in West Bengal on Wednesday afternoon to protest the alleged violence in the districts and inaction on the part of police and administration.

Violence was reported from several parts of Bengal including Birbhum, North 24 Parganas, Malda etc with even senior opposition leaders allegedly being targetted by ruling party. Supriyo even alleged that he was stopped from escorting his party workers to file nomination and that the police is helping the ruling party.

Left Front starts the protest rally from Dharmatala to Entally against the violence in West Bengal during the filing of nominations for the panchayat election in the state began from 5 am on Wednesday.

Violence has been reported from various corners of the state ahead of the panchayat polls in the state. Instead of making arrangements to curb growing tensions, political parties have spent their time blaming each other for the unrest.

Earlier the Left Front had called for a six-hour general strike in the state on Friday to protest the “throttling of people’s rights” owing to the pre-panchayat election violence in the state.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier dismissed the Left’s call for a bandh in the state as a “kind of drama by the CPM”.Banerjee accused the CPM of colluding with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who “profess communal politics and pursue the game of falsehood and untruth”.