Mamata dares CPI(M) to `tackle` her politically

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday dared CPI(M) to "tackle her politically" and asked the left party "not to take recourse to guns and terror".

Updated: Oct 08, 2010, 22:15 PM IST

Canning (WB): Trinamool Congress chief
Mamata Banerjee on Friday dared CPI(M) to "tackle her politically"
and asked the left party "not to take recourse to guns and
terror".

"If they have the courage they should counter me
politically. But they are cowards and are taking the help of
guns to terrorise to cling to power," Banerjee told a rally
here in South 24 Parganas shortly after senior leader Partha
Chatterjee alleged that armed CPI(M) cadre exploded bombs near
his car while he was on his way to the gathering.
Earlier, Banerjee said she walked four miles to reach
the rally venue with securitymen in tow to protest the
"attack".

"We will oust the CPI(M) democratically," she told the
rally.

"After their defeat they will have no other option,
but to lobby in Delhi," she added.

Claiming that the Left Front government in the state
had lost the moral right to continue in power, she said though
the assembly elections were due before June 11 next year, the
state would come under the jurisdiction of Election Commission
from December 11 this year.
Chatterjee, the Leader of the Opposition, earlier
alleged that armed CPI(M) cadre intercepted his car and
exploded bombs while he was on his way to the rally.

Trinamool Congress sources claimed that four party
supporters were seriously injured when lathi-wielding CPI(M)
workers attacked them at Netrabazar.

The police, who were posted in strength around the
venue of the rally, however, did not confirm the attack.

PTI