CPI(M) common secretary Surjyakanta Mishra on Thursday mentioned the BJP authorities on the Centre was no totally different from the TMC dispensation in West Bengal, as each try to suppress democratic protests by opposition events.
Mr Mishra additionally mentioned that the TMC “doesn’t have the power” to combat the TMC, and it was solely the Left events that may tackle the saffron camp.
“The BJP is not any much less on the subject of suppressing protests. What they’re protesting in opposition to in Bengal is what that they practise on the Centre,” he advised reporters on the CPI(M) state headquarters in Kolkata.
“She (Mamata Banerjee) has locked state secretariat “Nabanna” (when the BJP organised its march), how might she be tackling the BJP? Solely the Left events can combat the BJP ideologically and politically…” he mentioned, including that the saffron occasion additionally is aware of that the Left forces are its important foes.
The state authorities had on Wednesday introduced that it might shut down “Nabanna” for 2 days from October 8, for the “goal of sanitisation”. The BJP management, which took out a march to “Nabanna” within the morning, had termed the choice as a “reflection of the TMC’s concern”.
“Earlier, communal forces couldn’t rear their heads within the state; Jyoti Basu had mentioned (Mamata) Banerjee’s greatest misdeed was that she introduced the BJP to the state. And that turned out to be a historic reality,” Mr Mishra mentioned.
Requested concerning the BJP’s demand for a central probe into police use of “chemical-laced water”, which was sprayed to disperse the occasion cadres, the senior CPI(M) chief mentioned he was not conscious of the matter, however burdened that Left events have proven the best way so far as holding protests within the face of resistance was involved.
Elements of Kolkata and Howrah resembled a battle zone on Thursday as BJP staff and supporters clashed with police, hurling stones and blocking roads with burning tyres, to protest a string of killings of saffron occasion staff.
Police personnel in riot gear burst teargas shells, beat up agitators and used water cannons to interrupt up the protests which continued for greater than three hours.