Kolkata: Lashing out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the leader of opposition in the state Assembly, Surjya Kanta Mishra said her suggestion to the Left Front to "remain silent for the next 10 years" is akin to autocracy prevalent during the emergency.

In a recent rally, Banjeree had targeted the Left Front and highlighted the achievements of Trinamool Congress-led state government.

Reacting to alleged statement of Banerjee, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) veteran said it reminds of emergency era. “CM’s statement is totally dictatorial, and it reflects her mindset,” Mishra added. 
The CPM leader maintained, “We do not believe in political violence, and the motive behind CM’s claim for a direct fight with the Left Front should be disclosed.”

Taking a swipe at the CM’s claim on her government’s achievement in two months, Mishra said, “The state government’s actions have caused more problems rather than solving the issues like Darjeeling dispute, Jangalmahal controversy and Singur land acquisition row.”

Mishra also condemned the process adopted for release of political prisoners.