Kolkata: Rubbishing Trinamool Congress chief
Mamata Banerjee`s allegation that there was a conspiracy to
eliminate her, the CPI(M) Monday described it as a diversionary
tactic to target Left leaders.
"Levelling such charges against us is a sinister plot to
eliminate some Left leaders and workers in the state," CPI(M)
politburo member and state secretary Biman Bose told a party
rally at Dharmatolla here.
Without naming Banerjee, Bose said that he had read
newspaper reports about her allegation. "This is nothing but a
story to mislead and divert the people`s attention," he said.
Recounting the murder of Forward Bloc veteran Hemanta
Basu here in the early 70s, Bose said that the CPI(M) was
falsely implicated in the case, but inquiries later revealed
Urging Left parties to `expose` the party and strengthen
Left unity, he accused the Trinamool Congress of joining hands
with the Maoists to kill `hundreds of CPI(M) workers` in West
He also alleged that the August 9 meeting at Lalgarh by
the Trinamool was planned to encourage Maoists cornered in
West Midnapore district.
Alleging that democracy was in peril in the state,
Bose said that Trinamool workers had vandalised the CPI(M)
office at Panskura yesterday, trampled a portrait of party
founder Muzaffar Ahmed and created panic.
"1,600 false cases have been registered against CPI(M)
workers by the Trinamool Congress," he said.
He also accused the party of supporting the fuel price
hike and skipping a crucial cabinet meeting to discuss the
issue, even though it was a UPA ally.
"Absence at the cabinet meeting amounts to supporting the
decision to raise prices of fuel and Trinamool Congress can be
accused of supporting the Centre`s anti-people policy," he