Mamata to file suit against CPI(M), Bhattacharjee for defaming Trinamool

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Kolkata, Nov.9 (ANI): The Trinamool Congress will file a defamation suit against the CPI(M) and West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for equating the party with the Maoists.

Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee today said in Kolkata that Bhattacharya should not attack another political party without responsibility or sense of discretion.

Addressing a public rally, Banerjee said the Trinamool will take recourse to law on the issue.

Earlier too, the Trinamool Congress had filed defamation suits against the CPI(M), she pointed out, adding that the Trinamool believed in Gandhism and socialism but that did not mean the party harboured hatred towards supporters of Lenin or Marx.

However, she stated, there was a clear difference between the policy of the Trinamool Congress and that of the Maoists. She said MP Kalyan Banerjee, the head of the Trinamul Congress's legal cell, would take legal action against the CPI(M) on this.

Banerjee said violence was at its peak in West Bengal right now. Police personnel were being victimized and killed by CPI(M) cadres or the Maoists. Law and order had touched a low point.

She alleged that Bhattacharya's provocative statements against the Maoists in West Midnapore had caused the killing of four EFR jawans in Jamboni yesterday.

She said her party was against atrocities of all kinds be it by the police, the para-military forces or even the Maoists. Banerjee said she was not in favour of the joint para-military operations in West Midnapore.

Ahead of the rally, Banerjee joined party supporters in a procession from College Square in North Kolkata to Esplanade in Central Kolkata, where the rally was held. (ANI)

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