Kolkata: CPM state secretary Surjyakanta Mishra on Sunday claimed, “…We will have to defeat both TMC and BJP. Our workers and candidates will continue to resist the ruling party’s attacks and ensure that people of the state exercise their franchise in the upcoming panchayat polls.”
He further accused the State Election Commission (SEC) of toeing the state government’s line. “This year, we have witnessed widespread violence ahead of the polls, which is unprecedented in the state’s history. Our candidates could not file their nominations due to the reign of terror unleashed by the ruling party,’’ Mishra told a Bengali news channel.