Attack in West Bengal Condemned
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly condemns
the attack on Surjya Kanta Mishra, Member of its Polit Bureau and Secretary
of the West Bengal State Committee of the Party and other leaders of the
Left Front. Mishra, who is also leader of the opposition in the West Bengal
assembly along with other district leaders of the Left Front, was going to
visit the camps housing the flood affected in Udanarayanpur in Howrah
Their convoy was stooped enroute and attacked by hoodlums of the Trinamul
Congress. While the occupants of the cars escaped unhurt, some of the
vehicles were damaged and their windshields broken. While Misra managed to
go ahead with his programme the others could not.
Such attacks aimed at curbing the activities of the opposition, are an
assault on the democratic rights, which will not be tolerated by the people
of West Bengal. The CPI(M) will continue the fight against such attacks and
for the restoration of democratic rights in the state.