CPI(M), Congress condemn killing of leaders

Condemning the killing of two CPI(M) leaders in Burdwan town, CPI(M) and Congress, demanded that the politics of killing is stopped forthwith.

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2012, 16:16 PM IST

Kolkata: Condemning the killing of two
CPI(M) leaders in Burdwan town, opposition CPI(M) and ruling
Trinamool Congress ally, Congress, on Wednesday demanded that the
"politics of killing" is stopped forthwith.

Demanding immediate arrest of the attackers, CPI(M) state
secretary Biman Bose said that the two Marxist leaders were
killed in a "planned" manner.

Bose claimed that 58 Left workers were killed in the
state after the Trinamool Congress came to power.

CPI(M) leaders Pradip Tah and Kamal Gayen were killed in
an attack during a procession in Burdwan town.

Holding that the Trinamool Congress had become desperate
to resist the industrial strike called on February 28, he said
party workers would observe `Condemnation Day` today and
tomorrow state-wide and appealed to the people to support it.

It would be ensured that Madhyamik examinees were not
disturbed during observance of condemnation day, he said.

Leader of the Opposition and CPI(M) leader Suryakanta
Mishra said, "Trinamool Congress has become desperate after
witnessing the huge turnout at our Brigade Parade ground rally
on Sunday."

Former commerce and industry minister and CPI(M) leader
Nirupam Sen alleged it was a pre-planned killing, while CITU
leader Shyamal Chakraborty said that demonstrations would be
held statewide.

Condemning the attack, WBPCC president Pradip
Bhattacharya said, "It is high time that politics of killing
is stopped forthwith."

State Congress leader Omprakash Mishra said the incident
was a shameful act "which reflects that politics of revenge
has been prevailing in the state."

Describing the attack as "unfortunate and shameful,
state BJP president Rahul Sinha blamed "provocative
statements" issued by the Trinamool Congress for the outbreak
of violence.

PTI