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80 activists killed in post-poll violence: CITU

Claiming that 80 of their activists in West Bengal were killed in post-poll attacks by Trinamool Congress, Congress and the Maoists, seven Left supported trade unions sought Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's intervention in stopping the attacks.

kolkata Updated: Jun 26, 2009 23:32 IST

Claiming that 80 of their activists in West Bengal were killed in post-poll attacks by Trinamool Congress, Congress and the Maoists, seven Left supported trade unions today sought Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's intervention in stopping the attacks.

"So far, 80 members of the Leftist backed trade unions have been killed and 18 injured in attacks by the Trinamool Congress, Congress and the Maoists. Several thousands have left their homes owing to the attacks," CITU state secretary Kali Ghosh told newsmen after a meeting the Chief Minister and other Left trade union leaders.

He said members of the Left supported trade unions were being forced to leave the organisations in many places and the offices of these trade unions had been damaged or destroyed in post-poll violence.

Stating that a detailed list of deaths, injuries, displacements and attacks on trade union offices had been submitted to the Chief Minister, Ghosh said, "We requested him to ensure that people of the working class are not subjected to such attacks and they can carry on their livelihood in peace."

Ghosh said that the Chief Minister had assured them of looking into the matter.