Clashes reported in WB after poll results, LF meets Governor

Clashes were reported from some parts of West Bengal after the announcement of assembly poll results in which the Trinamool Congress trounced the Left Front with the CPI-M alleging that three of its activists have been killed.

Last Updated: May 16, 2011, 21:28 PM IST

Kolkata: Clashes were reported from some
parts of West Bengal after the announcement of assembly poll
results in which the Trinamool Congress trounced the Left
Front with the CPI-M alleging that three of its activists have
been killed.

Left leaders met Governor M K Narayanan and sought his
intervention in ending what they described as a "reign of
terror" unleashed by the Trinamool cadres against Left
activists and organisations after the Friday poll results.

A report from Howrah district said some police vehicles
were damaged when police went to Chandrapur village to
disperse activists of TC and CPI(M), who fought a pitched
battle late last night.
"Today representatives of nine Left Front constituents
and Workers` Party met the Governor and sought his
intervention in ending the reign of terror unleashed by the
Trinamool Congress on Left activists and organisations,"
CPI(M) central committee member Md Selim told newsmen after
meeting Narayanan.

Selim alleged that three CPI(M) activists were killed
and five injured since the announcement of the results but no
FIR had been lodged or any arrests made.

He alleged that armed goons backed by TC were raiding
the Left party offices and dropping the arms there to justify
the attack. They are also dictating the police to book the
Left workers under the arms case, he claimed.
Elected Left representatatives in various panchayats and
civic bodies are being ordered at gunpoint to resign, he said,
adding thousands of Left workers and supporters along with
women and children, were forcibly evicted from their homes.

Medical students of NRS Medical College hostel in the
city were being evicted by the Trinamool Congress, he claimed.

"We have given the Governor a CD of the atrocities
being committed by Trinamool Congress. We have requested
him to take action within 48 hours. He has assured us that he
will do it," Selim said.

Before meeting the Left Front delegation, the Governor
also held a meeting with state DGP Naparajit Mukherjee and
city Police Commissioner R K Pachnanda.

On hearing about clashes between TC and CPI(M)
supporters at Chandrapur village under Amta police station in
Howrah district, policemen rushed to the spot but the
supporters of the two rival political parties attacked the
police vehicles and damaged them, police sources said.

CPI(M) leader Pratush Mukherjee alleged that 15 houses
of Marxist supporters were damaged by TC activists at
Chandrapur village.

TC leader Biswanath Laha denied the CPI(M) allegations
and instead claimed that CPI(M) activists attacked their
supporters.

Prohibitory orders under section 144 Crpc were also
clamped in some areas in two West Bengal districts--West
Midnapore and Howrah --following seizure of a huge quantity of
illegal arms by villagers from alleged Marxist workers since
conclusion of counting of votes on Friday, police said.

PTI