The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is holding a meeting here to analyse the party's election results, among other things. Party General Secretary Prakash Karat and Polit Bureau member and former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee are participating, as are other senior leaders and former Ministers.
The two-day West Bengal State Committee meeting is also discussing matters pertaining to the organisation, politics and the running of the government, a statement said. The meeting is being chaired by Benoy Konar.
The meeting noted the incidents of violent attacks on party supporters and workers by the Trinamool Congress-Congress combine. Mention was made of the incidents of forcible shutting down of CPI(M) party offices.
The statement said thousands of party workers and villagers were forced to flee their homes. Elected bodies such as panchayats were also being prevented from doing their jobs.