TMC asks Congress candidate Manas Bhuniya to withdraw from polls


The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has blamed the CPI(M)-Congress combine’s “bloody vendetta politics” for the “murder” of one of its workers in West Midnapore district of West Bengal.

The party also demanded the immediate arrest of Congress candidate Manas Bhuniya in the incident.

“Our party worker Joydeb Jana was murdered in Sabang in West Midnapore following CPIM’s Mohammed Salim and Surjya Kanta Mishra’s call for vendetta politics and the combined threat from Congress and CPI-M,” Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee told the media here.

TMC on Friday lodged a complaint with the poll watchdog against CPI(M) leader Mohammed Salim over his warning that the Left Front will take account of all “murderers and executioners” who ran amok during the Trinamool regime after it comes to power following the assembly polls.

Earlier the party said in a statement: “The local Congress candidate Manas Bhuniya lodged a complaint against Joydeb Jana a few days ago. Even as late as yesterday (Friday) he was conducting enquiries, following up and plotting the murder. All evidence points to the fact. We demand he be booked as an accused in the case.”

Reiterating the demand, Chatterjee asked why is Bhuniya not being arrested. “We demand his immediate arrest.”

“They confirm that the murder was done without any provocation. The Congress, CPI-M and the BJP know their campaign is having no impact on the ground. Hence they are resorting to bloody tactics of vendetta,” Trinamool said in a statement.

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Addressing an election rally in Labhpur area of Birbhum district, Salim, CPI(M) politburo member, said: “After the elections, we will take account of all murderers and executioners. “We will take account of every drop of blood of our men who have embraced martyrdom.”

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TMC, led by Mamata Banerjee dislodged the communists who were in power for over three decades in the eastern state in 2011. But the five years of Mamata government is plagued by allegations of corruption. Many of her party leaders figured in the Saradha Chit Fund scam and the X Files sting video exposed by Narada News.