Citing law and order issues, the Mamata Banerjee Government on Thursday denied permission to former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya and politburo member to hold a party conference.
The CPM conference, slated to be held on September 9 in Hoogly district’s Arambagh region, was denied permission by the district authorities. A delegation from the party’s Hoogly unit met state Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh at the Writers Building on Thursday to communicate their grievances against the order.
“We had asked for permission to hold a party programme in an auditorium on September 9. But the sub-divisional officer of Arambagh denied it...We condemn such attack on democratic rights,” said Sudarshan Roy Choudhury, CPM secretary, Hoogly.
On a day when the Opposition slammed Didi for being ‘intolerant’ and branding people as Maoists, Leader of the Opposition Surjya Kanta Mishra said “We know why they are trying to curtail our democratic rights...They want to bring back the dark days of 70s. Other political parties of the state will also face the same fate.”