22 Trinamool workers killed in post-poll violence: MamataJune 7th, 2009 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday alleged that 22 activists of her Trinamool Congress were killed by Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) cadres in West Bengal since the Lok Sabha elections.
“At least 22 members of our party, including Judhistir Dolui who was brutally hacked to death in Hooghly district, were killed by ruling CPI-M supporters in post-poll violence. Ruling party workers are killing our men. Many of our party supporters are also injured in the attack,” Banerjee said at a press conference here.
She said the CPI-M was trying to regain lost ground in the state and thus torturing people.
“They (CPI-M) are not sparing anyone from their attacks. I ask common people, irrespective of their political colour, to take out peace rallies.
“If they continue to do this state-sponsored terrorism and torture people, they’ll never get victory,” she said, adding the violence only sparked off in those areas where CPI-M won.
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