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Updated: August 7, 2013 16:39 IST

Trinamool’s politics of terror dangerous for democracy, warns Yechury

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CPI(M) member of Polit Bureau and Rajya Sabha MP warned about the Trinamool's politics of terror which reminds the violent attacks on democracy in West Bengal between 1971-75.
The Hindu CPI(M) member of Polit Bureau and Rajya Sabha MP warned about the Trinamool's politics of terror which reminds the violent attacks on democracy in West Bengal between 1971-75.

Accusing ruling Trinamool Congress of unleashing violence against the Left during the West Bengal panchayat polls, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said such “politics of terror” undermines democratic structures and ignoring the “warning” signs could be dangerous for democracy.

“This sort of politics of terror and violence completely undermines the democratic structure in the country and denies the people their basic democratic rights. This is simply unacceptable,” Mr. Yechury said.

Addressing the members of the CPI(M)’s Delhi state committee, Mr. Yechury claimed that during this panchayat elections, 24 CPI(M) cadres were murdered and 100 others were seriously injured.

“4,470 polling booths across the state were captured and genuine legal voters were prevented from exercising their elementary democratic right. There was complete rigging in the votes ensuring the victory of Trinamool candidate,” he alleged. Mr. Yechury also reminded the cadres of the “terror that was unleashed in West Bengal in early 1970s”.

“We had warned the country that this would not stop with West Bengal and portends danger to democracy in India as a whole. This unfortunately turned out to be true with the imposition of Emergency in 1975. The country paid a heavy price to restore democracy,” he said.

Similar warnings are there today, Mr. Yechury said, adding ignoring them could be dangerous.

Mr. Yechury said the issue was raised in both houses of Parliament on Wednesday.

At times its difficult to taste your own medicines Mr Yechurry. The
'Poriborton' is quite apparent despite the tragedy being the same the
victims are different this time.

from:  Rahul Shahi
Posted on: Aug 8, 2013 at 12:03 IST


Sitaram Yechurijee has forgotten about their pattern of governance by
his Party was in power in West Bengal. For which he is questioning about
the democracy in the state which is not ruled by his own party.
Here,actually Left is in search of a friend in need in Delhi durbar for
their existence to grab the power.What they have shown in the panchayat
poll is the trail of the sequence .

from:  Raj
Posted on: Aug 7, 2013 at 18:16 IST

Sounds so familiar Mr Yechuri. Learn to accept defeats with humility and
do some introspection, instead of showing your usual communist
intolerance.

from:  D K Kashyap
Posted on: Aug 7, 2013 at 17:35 IST
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