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Rebuild torched houses, Congress tells WB govt

PTI  Howrah (WB), July 14, 2013
First Published: 19:02 IST(14/7/2013) | Last Updated: 19:08 IST(14/7/2013)

The Congress on Sunday demanded that the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal rebuild 41 houses of Opposition party supporters which were torched allegedly by the ruling party activists at a village in Howrah district earlier this week.

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AICC general secretary Shakeel Ahmed on Sunday visited Azangachhi village under Jaipur police station where alleged Trinammol Congress workers set afire 41 houses and eight paddy stacks on July 9 and assaulted party MLA Asit Mitra the next day when he tried to enter the village with relief materials.

"The state government has to rebuild these houses as they have been damaged by the ruling party workers. If it is not done, we will launch a big movement," Ahmed said at a meeting in the village.

He said those who had set afire the houses of supporters of other parties and assault another party's MLA did not believe in democracy.

"The terror unleashed by the ruling party now was graver than that did by CPI(M) workers during the Left Front regime," Ahmed alleged.

The victims did not even received any relief from the government, he said and asked whether Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee, who raised slogans of 'Ma-Mati-Manush' (Mother-Land- People) before coming co power, could notice the plight of these people.


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