Kolkata: A Left Front delegation on Friday met
West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan and alleged that the ruling
Trinamool Congress is vitiating the democratic environment in
the state by "systematically launching armed attacks on
The five-member delegation which included members from
CPI, CPI-M, RSP, Forward Bloc and DSP, alleged that Chief
Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is now an elected member from
the Bhawanipore Assembly constituency violated the election
code of conduct when the Kolkata south parliamentary seat
bypoll is round the corner.
The members later told reporters that they complained to
the governor that Banerjee had gone to the Bhawanipore police
station few days back in connection with an incident of
violence in the area "which was unbecoming of the chief
minister of the state".
Former minister Anisur Rehman, who was also one of the
delegates, said they had informed Narayanan that by going to
the police station, Banerjee had violated the election code of
conduct which is already in force in the Kolkata south
parliamentary constituency, the bypoll for which will be held
on November 30.
During their meeting, they listed incidents of attacks by
the ruling party in different parts of the state which
disrupted political conferences of the Left Front
"We have also drawn the attention of the Governor on an
armed attack case during a CPI local committee meeting at
Panskura on November 6 which left a former MLA injured,"
The governor heard their views and assured to take up the
issue with the state government.
The Left Front had already assured the state government
of all cooperation but that has not been properly reciprocated
by them, the CPI-M leader alleged.