Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat on Friday warned the Trinamool Congress government that if the attacks on political opponents continued with “impunity” in West Bengal, his party would take it up at the national level.
Addressing a press conference here, he said that in recent days there had been increased attacks on the leaders of the CPI(M), Left Front and other Opposition parties. CPI(M) leader and former Minister Abdur Razzak Molla was set upon and beaten up. He suffered injuries and the MRI scan showed that he had a fracture in the spinal cord. The police did not arrest the assailants, he said.
The state of affairs was such that those injured in the attacks were not being admitted to government hospitals and being turned away, he said. “This is unheard of.”
. Observing that the State government should be held accountable, he said West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan had expressed his concern about “goondaism.”