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CPI M to hold national level protest against the murder of democracy in West Bengal and Tripura in July

Web Desk‌Updated: Thursday Jun 28, 2018

New Delhi> THE Central Committee of the  Communist Party of India (Marxist)  which met in New Delhi decided to hold a national level protest  against the murder of democracy in the  states of West Bengal and Tripura in the  month of July. 

The central committee strongly condemned the  violence against the CPI(M) and the  Left parties in the state of Tripura and  West Bengal.

 In Tripura, since the assembly  elections four comrades have been  killed; nearly 100 offices of the  Party and mass organisations have  been demolished, forcibly evicted or  occupied. In the face of these unabated  attacks nearly 500 comrades have  had to shift from their homes and  are temporarily accommodated in  Against Murder of Democracy in Bengal & Tripura  National Level Protest in July  camps at Party offices. Apart from  physically targetting Left cadres, even  pro-grammes and events conducted  by the Party and the Left have come  under attack.  Even the former chief minister  and the leader of the opposition in the  Tripura assembly, Manik Sarkar, was  obstructed from visiting distressed  tribal areas along with a team of elected  MLAs. The leader of the opposition  discharges responsibilities equivalent  to the rank of a cabinet minister under  Indian parliamentary democracy.  Obstructing his legitimate programmes  is unprecedented in the history of  Indian parliamentary democracy and  constitutes a violation of constitutional  rights of legislators. 

West Bengal: The Central  Committee deplored the all-out violent  attacks on the opposition, particularly  on the CPI(M) and the Left, including  implicating thousands of cadres with  false cases, attacks on livelihood and  properties of our cadres and their  family members across the state.  The Central Committee noted with  concern that recent panchayat elections  in West Bengal was turned into a total  farce by the ruling TMC. During the  entire election period, attacks were  mounted on opposition parties and  their candidates through collaboration  of police, state administration, state  election commission and the terror  brigade of the TMC. Even family  members of candidates were targeted  for attack. Ten comrades were martyred  during the course of these elections.  Given the grave situation in both  these states, the Central Committee  decided to hold a national level protest  against the murder of democracy in the  states of West Bengal and Tripura in the  month of July. 

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