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CPM leaders assaulted by masked goons

Statesman News Service | Burdwan/Bankura |

The Jadavpur CPI-M MLA Sujon Chakraborty and a group of CPI-M leaders were assaulted by masked goons in Bankura town while accompanying the party candidates for nomination this morning.

In Burdwan town too, a number of CPI-M leaders including the former Sabhadhipati of Burdwan Zilla Parishad Uday Sarkar, former MP, Burdwan – Durgapur Saidul Haq and party’s district secretariat member Abhas Roy Chowdhury suffered head injuries when miscreants continued hitting them with tube-lights, logs within the 200 metres of prohibited zone where the policemen were maintaining security surveillance.

Besides, another group of CPI-M candidates allegedly were thrashed and driven out when they had entered to file their nominations inside the offices of SDM, Burdwan (South) and SDM, Burdwan (North).

It was only on yesterday when a group of ‘scared’ CPI-M candidates were escorted to the block offices for nomination by an arrangement made by local MLA, Raina, Nepal Ghoroi in Burdwan (East).

He also offered sweets to the CPI-M candidates after their nominations were completed. But, the district, on the sixth day of nomination reverted back to attack on the Opposition, which surprised the CPI-M.

The former Sabhadhipati hails from Raina itself and had gained confidence following the local MLA’s yesterday’s gesture and had accompanied the party candidates to the SDM’s office in Burdwan town on Saturday.

He was first slapped after which tube-lights were broken on the heads of his party colleagues. This ensued clash between two groups and the CPI-M’s district secretary, Achintya Mallik said: “In all, 25 of our party men and candidates, proposers were left severely wounded in the ruthless attack.

This was a deep routed conspiracy hatched by the police, administration officials and the Trinamul Congress leaders.” The TMC’s district secretary, Uttam Sengupta who also was seen entering the SDM’s office accompanied by his aides later said: “They had come to the SDM’s office with arms and 12 of our men suffered injuries due to their attack.”