"The violence in Malda could have been averted the police taken pre-emptive action in Malda. There were reports but still it (police) decided to stay mum as it was the instruction from the corridors of power of the state government", CPI(M) politburo member Mohammed Salim told reporters.
"The police is now arresting supporters of Left parties and trying to hush up the incident to save the culprits", he said.
Accusing ruling TMC, and BJP of polarising West Bengal, he said, "Actually it is a got up game between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in which they are trying to communally polarise the state".

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