Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Tuesday claimed that ten party workers were injured in at Bamunghata in South 24 Parganas district when CPI(M) workers proceeding to attend a protest rally against Sunday's attack on Marxist leader Abdur Rezzak Mollah allegedly indulged in violence.

"Ten of our party workers were injured and local party leader Arabul Islam was attacked with arms by the CPI(M) workers and had to be hospitalised, while several cars were damaged," Industry minister Partha Chatterjee alleged.

Questioning how arms could be used, he said "We are demanding that the police act according to the law."

He alleged that the Congress was playing second fiddle to the CPI(M) and that some news television channels were overplaying certain issues to create trouble in the state.

Chatterjee said that in protest against the violence, the Trinamool Congress would take out processions between January 10 and 18 at 6:00 pm.

"In protest against the attempts to create anarchy by these two parties and against two or three media channels behaving in a provocative manner we will be on the streets."

The industry minister alleged that CPI(M) leader Abdur Rezzak Mollah, who was injured on Sunday was giving provocative statements from his hospital bed.

"People know about the allegations in the past against him (Mollah). Anyone who thinks showing courtesy is a sign of weakness will be mistaken," Chatterjee who had visited Mollah in hospital on Monday, said.

Trinamool Congress General Secretary Mukul Roy also alleged "There was firing on our party supporters. Our party office was damaged."

He said that he would lead a TMC procession at Bamanhata tomorrow to condemn 'the violence by CPI(M)'.

"CPI(M) and Congress are trying to create anarchy in West Bengal," Roy said.


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