Trinamool behind Darjeeling violence: CPI-M

The CPI-M alleged that Trinamool Congress was behind the latest violence in the Darjeeling hills as part of its `designs` to create lawlessness in West Bengal ahead of the Assembly polls.

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2011, 17:47 PM IST

Kolkata: The CPI-M on Friday alleged that
Trinamool Congress was behind the latest violence in the
Darjeeling hills as part of its `designs` to create
lawlessness in West Bengal ahead of the Assembly polls.

"We hold Trianmool Congress responsible for fomenting
trouble both in the Maoist strongholds of Jangalmahal as well
as the Darjeeling hills ahead of the Assembly elections in the
state", CPI-M politburo member and party`s state secretary
Biman Bose said I Kolkata.

Releasing a CD titled `Ashanta Samay` (Time of Unrest) at
the CPI-M headquarters, Bose said it had become amply clear
that Trinamool had close links with Maoists in formenting
trouble in the Maoist-infested West Midnapore, Bankura and
Purulia districts.

Bose alleged Trinamool`s link with the Maoists had been
traced to the Lok Sabha polls and that despite the party`s
denial "it has been amply proved that Union ministers from
Trinamool Congress and party leaders had shared dais with
Maoists and Maoist-backed Peoples Committee against Police
atrocities in the Jangalmahal area."

The CPI-M leader alleged that the Trinamool Congress had
been carrying on a `sustained and systematic` politics of
violence in the state, the latest being in Darjeeling.

PTI