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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CPI-M’s another public meeting 'hindered', Oppositions call it ‘unofficial emergency’

Malda, 22 September, 2014: CPI-M, Congress and BJP together claimed that district police administrations at the behest of the food processing minister and English Bazaar Municipality (EBM) chairman Krishnendu Choudhury have imposed an ‘unofficial emergency’ in the district to shut the mouth of the oppositions after the police dissolved another protest meeting of the CPI-M on Monday, the second one in last 72 hours.

Ambar Mitra 
Subhadeep Sanyal
District CPI-M secretary Ambar Mitra said, “It is unofficial emergency. If Trinamul Congress attempts to prevent our meeting using police, we would go to confrontation. If necessary we would occupy roads and hold sudden meetings to expose the Trinamul.”

Opposition leader in EBM Subhadeep Sanyal said, “We were holding a meeting against EBM authorities’ anti-people policy today. We intimated the SDO and police about our meeting. But suddenly police came and asked us to stop microphones. It is a deliberate ploy to choke the opposition’s voice by the scared rulers.”

Narendranath Tiwary
District Congress general secretary Narendranath Tiwary said, “It is an attack on democracy. All opposition parties should protest together against partisan police and their atrocities.”

District BJP general secretary Ajay Ganguly said, “Trinamul being scared is trying to rob the oppositions’ democratic right. Police intervention on opposition party’s meeting would not be tolerated.”

Krishendu Choudhury
Minister Krishnendu Choudhury however defended the decision. “If the emergency is for people’s welfare we would make it further rigorous. No political party would be allowed to hold meetings without permission while causing inconvenience to people.”

SP, Malda Prasun Banerjee
SP, Prasun Banerjee said, “Police action was strictly in accordance with rules and regulations. Police would intervene if any illegal meeting is organized.” He claimed that today’s meeting was held without proper permission. 

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