Communist party demands action after its MLA attacked by Trinamool Congress

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Kolkata, May 11 (ANI): The Communist Party has slammed the Trinamool Congress of West Bengal for allegedly attacking a woman legislator during an election meeting.

Chandana Ghoshdastidar, a legislator of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) was seriously injured when alleged supporters of the Trinamool Congress, attacked her at Falta, 30 km from Kolkata during an election meeting.

Communist Party workers said that some party activists were also injured.

Brinda Karat, senior CPI (M) leader who came to visit Ghoshdastidar in the hospital, condemned the attack.

"We have demanded the government and the police to act immediately. What is the Trinamool Congress? What kind of culture do they want bring into West Bengal that an elected woman MLA should become a target like this? The administration and the police will take action," Karat said.

Meanwhile, Pranab Mukherjee, a senior leader of the Congress, which is in pre-poll alliance with the Trinamool Congress, rapped the Communists for dreaming to form a government at the Centre. He said it would take them another 250 years to realize their dream.

"In 1952, the CPI (M) got 15 seats and that after increasing reached 60 in 2004. Now you can calculate how long they will take to reach 272. After that they should think to form a government. After another 250 years, they should think of that," Mukherjee said.

The Congress has tied up with the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal. The Communists are expected to face a tough fight after they angered many of its traditional rural voters over a land acquisition drive for industry. (ANI)

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