Kolkata: Leader of Congress Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha Adhir Chowdhury on Saturday sent a letter to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleging that she was attacked by workers of the ruling Trinamool Congress during her visit to Raninagar area of Murshidabad district.
Reports said that the WBPCC president was shown black flags during a visit to the area on September 3 to meet his party workers, who were allegedly attacked by the TMC on Thursday and ransacked three of their houses. was done.
In his letter to Banerjee, Chowdhury said that Congress supporters in the Raninagar-II block of Murshidabad district were subjected to atrocities by the ruling party workers.
“This is a gross abuse of the power and democratic rights of the innocent people living there. Hearing the news of (the incident), I personally visited the area and faced atrocities myself.”
Chowdhury, who had flagged off the issue of alleged attack on his party members in Murshidabad including the Raninagar incident two days ago, said in the letter, “I have already informed you about the matter and once again I request the local people to pass a necessary direction. Police and administration to prevent more such atrocities.”
He said if there is such a “situation” then it is “disgraced” for the chief minister’s post.
Choudhary said, “I would especially like to state that the local administration has completely failed to normalize the situation. I hope you will definitely look into the matter seriously and address the loss of life and property of innocent people.” Hasty action will be taken to stop it.”
Several houses were vandalized and property looted in a clash between Congress and TMC workers at Raninagar in the district on Thursday.
Choudhary had earlier alleged that TMC workers attacked Congress supporters in the area without any provocation, thrashed three local party men and ransacked and looted their houses and properties.
When Chaudhary went to the spot, there was a demonstration in front of his convoy and black flags were waved at him.
The local TMC leadership said the clash took place between two Congress factions in the area and the party was not involved.
He alleged that Choudhary visited the spot to instigate trouble and the local people were against the rule of terror left by the Congress in the area.