Kolkata: After the alleged attack on Congress activists by TMC workers, the rift between both the parties have widened further.

The West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee president Pradip Bhattacharya has written a letter to chief minister Mamata Banerjee urging her to take immediate steps to stop attacks on Congress activists. He also cautioned Mamata of coming out on the roads in protest of the attacks carried out by the TMC.

The recent attack on the Congress activists in South-24-Parganas district has stunned the Pradesh Congress. The party has alleged that TMC is carrying out the attacks in a well planned manner. Bhattacharya said, “After highlighting the condition of farmers in the state, the TMC has resorted to such violence.”

Bhattacharya also accused the TMC of not following coalition compulsions. He said, “Like the CPI (M), the TMC too is resorting to violence against Congress activists.  Attacking party workers on highlighting problems faced by farmers in the state is unfortunate.”

Bhattacharya has held TMC’s Bhairav Vahini responsible for the attacks.

On the other hand TMC senior leader and Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee has taken strong objection to the use of the word ‘Bhairav Vahini’.

Subrata Mukherjee said, “Using this term for any party is wrong. It is not only the Congress activists but also the TMC who are bearing the brunt of such attacks. There is a TMC-Congress alliance in the state and the top leaders understand the seriousness of an alliance whereas the local party workers have a lack of understanding therefore there are chaos. But it does not indicate that TMC is behind these attacks.”