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Saturday, August 6, 2011

“Left cannot be suppressed by violence”

“CPI(M) and Left Front are facing severe attacks in West Bengal”

The Left Front movement in West Bengal cannot be suppressed by force, coercion and violence, asserted Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat here on Friday.

Speaking at a function to observe the birth anniversary of one of the pioneers of the Left movement in the country, Muzaffar Ahmed, Mr. Karat said the CPI(M) and the Left Front were facing severe attacks in West Bengal.

“We are confident that with the support of the people, with the public opinion that will be developed in West Bengal and the country, we will be able to withstand these attacks and once more take up the cause of the people,” Mr. Karat said.

Questioning the killings, attacks on party workers and offices, and intimidation of elected panchayat representatives, Mr. Karat said the Trinamool Congress had derided the CPI(M) for being an ‘authoritarian' regime, but was putting such a regime into practice now.

He called upon those holding public office to “respect the wishes of those who have pledged their allegiance to a different ideology and politics.”

The Hindu

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