CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury slams TMC over post-poll violence in West Bengal

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New Delhi, May 3 (PTI) CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday hit out at the TMC over the violent clashes in the state since the announcement of results for the 292-member West Bengal assembly where the Mamata Banerjee-led party emerged victorious.

The Union Home Ministry has also asked the West Bengal government for a report on the violence targeting opposition workers.

'Are these reports of gruesome violence in Bengal TMC’s ‘victory celebrations’? Condemnable. Will be resisted & rebuffed. Instead of focusing on combating the pandemic TMC unleashes such mayhem. CPI(M), as always, will be with the people to protect, assist, providing relief,' Yechury said in a tweet.

The Left parties which had partnered with the Congress in the poll drew a blank, an unprecedented development in the state's poll history. PTI ASG RHL