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Trinamool accuses CPI(M) workers of attacking Mamta's house

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Kolkata
May 11, 2004 04:18 PM IST

NTC has alleged CPI(M) workers of attacking the residence of their Mamata Banerjee on Monday evening in which her mother was injured.

Nationalist Trinamool Congress on Tuesday alleged that CPI(M) workers attacked the residence of their party chairperson Mamata Banerjee on Monday evening in which Banerjee's mother was injured.

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A group of CPI(M) workers attacked the residence of Mamata in Kalighat area severely injuring her mother, who had to be hospitalised, NTC spokesman Pankaj Banerjee said on Tuesday.

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Mamata was not present in the house at the time of attack and was sitting on a dharna in Kasba area of South Kolkata to protest the attack on her election agents, he said.

The attack came after CPI(M) and NTC workers clashed near Asutosh College, within 500 yards of Mamata's residence, Banerjee said, adding immediately after which a group of CPI(M) workers rushed to Mamata's residence and started pelting bricks.

On hearing the commotion Mamata's mother came out of house and was allegedly manhandled in which she suffered a head injury, he said.

An FIR has been filed with the Kalighat police station in the area, he said, adding "if the house of a union minister can be attacked you can imagine the law and order situation in West Bengal."

CPI(M) leader and Mamata's rival in the Calcutta South constituency Robin Deb when contacted, however, refuted the allegations and described them as "absolute lie".

Deb, who carried out a highly organised campaign against Mamata in Calcutta South constituency, also rubbished NTC's allegation that CPI(M) Calcutta District Committee member Paltu Roychoudhury led the attack.

"Roychoudhury was with me at a press conference till 10:30 pm and he could not have been near Mamata's house at 9:30 pm," he said.

He said it was levelled "out of frustration as defeat was staring NTC."

Meanwhile, doctors attending on Mamata's mother at the nursing home said that there were injuries on her head, chest and stomach and she was under observation.

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