The recent alleged attacks on CPI-M processions in some parts of the state, including the one at Nayarangarh in West Midnapore district in which party state Secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra was present, had led the Marxist leadership to claim that the TMC was staging the assaults because it was afraid of the party getting back its strength.

"The attack itself is a manifestation of TMC's frustration and fear. They are afraid that the masses have become disillusioned with them and with their misrule. That is why they are trying to stop us", Mishra, who is also the Opposition Leader, said.
The TMC leadership, on the other hand, accused the Marxists of trying to unleash terror and capture villages ahead of the Assembly polls in the state in the name of organising 'jathas' (processions).

"They are trying to create a reign of terror ahead of Assembly polls and trying to capture villages. But people will give them a befitting reply", added TMC secretary general.

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