Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was on Saturday night, stopped at Kolaghat when she was going to Tamluk to visit those injured in fresh violence, on way to Nandigram.
"I could have gone ahead despite the blockade but I don't want confrontation. So much blood has flown in Nandigram. All entry points to the area have been blocked by CPI(M) cadres to prevent the entry of media persons. This shows there is no rule of law in Marxist-ruled West Bengal," Banerjee told mediapersons at Kolaghat.
"We were stopped by the CPI(M) hooligans. There was no senior police officer despite giving intimation to the administration and police regarding my visit. Only a few constables were present but they remained mute spectators," she alleged.
Banerjee reached Kolaghat at around 10:15 pm but her convoy, comprising media persons also, was blocked for about an hour.
The TC supremo would be staying at Kolaghat Thermal Power Centre rest house tonight.
Asked whether she would again try to proceed to Nandigram on Sunday, Banerjee did not divulge her travel plans but said it was "regrettable" the CPI(M) was now "dictating people's movement."
Banerjee was going to Tamluk Hospital to see the injured on way to Nandigram.