Kolkata: In a role reversal after over three
decades, the Left Front in West Bengal on Friday alleged to Chief
Minister Mamata Banerjee that 12 of its workers were killed
and 425 others injured in post poll violence allegedly
by her party the Trinamool Congress.
Leader of the Opposition and senior CPI(M) leader
Suryakanta Mishra met the chief minister at the state
secretariat and submitted a memorandum stating that in the
last 20 days 12 partymen were killed and over 425 seriously
injured in armed attacks allegedly by the ruling party.
Claiming that in many cases that the those injured in the
attacks were not allowed to file complaints with the police or
be treated in hospital, Mishra said "in some cases, police
were disallowed to act and even attacked."
During the 15-minute meeting, Mishra and two Front MLAs
Basudeb Mete and Sunil Mondal said "We have reports that many
women were raped and molested and some were physically
Mishra told reporters after the meeting that they had
complained to the chief minister that 412 party offices were
raided and looted, five offices torched and 25 trade union
offices ransacked in 65 cases.
"Besides this, Trinamool Congress men forcibly occupied
545 party and trade union offices and locked 157 other offices
after evicting Marxist workers and hoisted Trinamool flags,"