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Attack on Cong MLAs Rages Protests in Kolkata

Congress workers have gone into protest frenzy in Kolkata, setting buses on fire and resorting to violence. The protest has resulted a day after eight congress MLAs who went to distribute relief material were beaten up by the villagers of Burdwan district. Congress MLAs alleged that it’s a handiwork of CPM.

The 12-hour bandh was called in protest against yesterday’s attack on CLP leader Manas Bhunia, Katwa MLA Rabindranath Chattopadhyay and party leader Nargis Begum by Marxist supporters at Dhanyarukhi village in Mangalkot.

In the meantime, train services were disrupted at Shyamnagar on the Sealdah-Ranaghat main line as Congress supporters squatted on the tracks since 8 am with trains being stalled at the station, said a report from North 24 Paragans.

According to police, protesters set ablaze a state transport bus at Sodepur in North 24 Paraganas.

However, the West Bengal government said yesterday that it had no prior information of the visit of the Congress Legislature Party team to Mangolkot in Bardhaman district where they were assaulted by alleged CPI(M) supporters.

“Both Bhuinya and Katwa MLA Rabindranath Chattopadhyay were attacked,” Chief Secretary Asok Mohan Chakraborty said, adding, “it was not yet clear who had attacked them.”

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