Kolkata: The CPI(M) on Monday complained to
the Election Commission that Trinamool Congress chief Mamata
Banerjee had threatened the electorate during an election
meeting here yesterday.
In a letter to the Election signed by CPI(M) on behalf
of party state secretary Biman Bose, party state secretariat
member Benoy Konar quoted Banerjee as saying: "I know what
power they possess! In 1972-77, they were defeated and all of
them fled. Thereafter, they came back again hanging on to the
hands of Jayprakash Narayan; it is known how brave they are."
The letter also quotes Banerjee as saying: "don`t show
goondas to me. I will thrust such goondas inside. They don`t
know me. I have many goondas under my control. They must
not show me goonda power."
Claiming that these statements amounted to intimidation
of electors, Konar requested the EC to take immediate action