SFI students marching to Mamata's residence not true: CPI-M
The Left Front on Friday denied that its supporters tried to gherao the residence of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday evening following clashes between rival student unions at a nearby college which left one dead and nine injured.kolkata Updated: Dec 17, 2010 20:03 IST
The Left Front on Friday denied that its supporters tried to gherao the residence of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday evening following clashes between rival student unions at a nearby college which left one dead and nine injured.
"We will unmask her. She is claiming that SFI supporters tried to attack her residence. It is not true. We in the Left do not believe in demonstrating at residences of Opposition parties and yesterday the SFI did not try to do so," Left Front chairman Biman Bose told newspersons in Kolkata.
"SFI supporters were squatting before a police station and did not try to go to her house," he said.
He claimed SFI supporters were protesting the attack by Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad and some 'outsiders' at the Ashutosh college and had squatted before the Bhowanipore police station and Hazra crossing, far from Banerjee's residence.
Banerjee had last night claimed that SFI students planned to attack her residence at the behest of West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and had challenged the Students Federation of India supporters to do so.
Bose alleged that Trinamool Congress was trying to disrupt college unions by bringing in outsiders to create trouble.
"The Trinamool Congress is trying to bring back the dark days of 1971 when the Congress had unleashed a reign of terror," he alleged.
Condemning the death of Swapan Koley, a student of Jagabandhi College in Howrah, and the eye injury of Souvik Hazra of Asutosh College, both SFI supporters, Bose said that the opposition was making a concerted effort to attack the entire educational system.
First Published: Dec 17, 2010 20:01 IST