The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the physical attacks against CPI(M) and Left Front MLAs within the West Bengal Legislative Assembly. As a result of this shocking violence by some Trinamool Congress legislators, two CPI(M) MLAs – Gouranga Chatterjee and Debolina Hembram – were injured and had to be hospitalized.

Instead of taking action against those MLAs of the ruling party who launched an unprovoked assault, three CPI(M) MLAs have been suspended from the House for the rest of the session.

The root cause of the trouble is the TMC’s intolerance towards the functioning of the Opposition in the Assembly. All democratic norms and legislative procedures are violated.

The Polit Bureau protests this assault on democracy. It calls for the revocation of the suspensions of the three MLAs. The rights of the Opposition in the Assembly should be protected and democratic norms observed.