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No political interference will be tolerated, says Mamata

Special Correspondent


‘Left leaders would visit the areas where incidents of violence are reported'

Left workers to continue movement against violence and attack on democratic rights


KOLKATA: Describing the existence of illegal arms — as is evident from the size of recovery from different parts of the State — as a matter of grave concern, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Thursday that the administration has been instructed to work impartially and no interference of political parties, be it the Trinamool Congress or any other party, would be tolerated.

“The administration will do its work and the law will take its course,” she said.

In a dig at the Communist Party of India (Marxist) which has alleged that its workers were being attacked in the name of seizure of illegal arms and that in several instances arms were being planted in the vicinity of its offices with the intention of holding the party responsible for stockpiling of weapons, she said: “I do not belong to the CPI (M) but committing wrongs or tolerating wrongs is the same; both are [offences].”

“The administration will function impartially and democratically; interference from any political party will not be tolerated,” Ms. Banerjee said. “If anyone has information on stockpiling of illegal arms, one can certainly inform the police but none should take the law into one's hands,” she added.

Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Surya Kanta Mishra said that despite the Chief Minister's appeal that none should take the law into their own hands and her assurance that the police would be functioning impartially, that was not always the case.

In a letter to her, Mr. Mishra, who is also a member of the CPI (M) Central Committee, provided a detailed account of the violence being perpetrated on Left workers since the results of the Assembly polls were announced and instances of people having to leave their homes.

Meanwhile, the Left Front has directed its leaders and the district, sub-division and block levels to go in deputations to the local administration to report on the attacks on Left workers, party and trade union offices.

Left leaders would also visit the areas from where such incidents were being reported, Biman Bose, chairman of the Left Front Committee, said after its meeting.

The Left Front leadership also decided that its workers would continue a sustained movement against the attack on their democratic rights. Programmes will be held across the State on June 25-26, the anniversary of the imposition of Emergency, a reminder of the period when the democratic rights of people were taken away from them.

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