CPI-M using gang rape issue to foment unrest: Trinamool

Kolkata, Jan 5 : The Trinamool Congress Sunday criticised the "inhuman" way in which the CPI-M was "trying to create unrest" in West Bengal by using the issue of the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in the state.

Trinamool all-India general secretary Mukul Roy accused the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) of "working together" to halt progress and development in the state.

"When such incidents happen, Trinamool looks at them in a humane way... we think awareness has to be generated in the society in the wake of such events... we don't see party, colour, religion or language," Roy told reporters here.

"The legal system runs its course... TMC doesn't interfere with the law, nor does the government," he said.

"But we are seeing the inhuman way in which the CPI-M is trying to create unrest in Bengal... by focusing on the gang rape incident."

The girl was gang-raped twice in October in Madhyamgram in North 24 Parganas district. She breathed her last Dec 31 at a government hospital where she was admitted with severe burn injuries Dec 23.

Police have slapped murder charges against two accused, now in custody, based on the girl's dying declaration that the duo had set her ablaze.

Roy said police took the necessary steps and the accused were arrested.

"We are with the bereaved family in a humanitarian manner," he said.

The Trinamool leader said atrocities were committed on women during the erstwhile Left Front regime, and no one has forgotten "the measures the erstwhile regime had taken to suppress the matters".

"We have seen in all elections how the Congress, BJP, CPI-M are working together to defeat Trinamool in Bengal, halt Bengal's progress and hinder the pace of growth," he said

--IANS (Posted on 05-01-2014)

west-bengal-news headlines

Banking on father's good work, president's son hopes to win

Nepal officials to visit Bengal model poll booths

Legal action against 350 for Bengal blast: EC

BJP's P.C. Sorcar faces sexual harassment case

TV channels, emails to act as EC watchdogs in Bengal

BJP's P.C. Sorcar faces sexual harassment case

Congress, CPI-M behind transfer of officers, policemen: Mamata Banerjee

Late Ghani Khan, ailing Priya Ranjan relevant in Bengal (Election Special)

We do not need money from illegal sources to run our party: Mamata

Chit funds flourished in Bengal during Left regime: Mamata

Polling in six constituencies in West Bengal tomorrow

Bengal folk dancers promote voting

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top