Left Front chairman Biman Bose today alleged that the ruling Trinamool Congress is trying to destroy democracy in the state.
Commenting on the way the TMC gained control of Malda Zilla Parishad by defection of opposition party members, Bose claimed the party is using police and general administration officials in this job.
Opposition party leaders are being framed in false cases, he alleged while addressing the condolence meeting of CPI(M) leader Jiban Maitra.
Congress on August 22 received a jolt in its stronghold Malda it lost control of the Zilla Parishad with 14 members belonging to Congress and the Left Front defecting to the TMC.
Bose also appealed to the people to make the countrywide strike strike called by central trade unions on September 2 a success.
Congress’s district president and MP, Mausam Benazir Noor, also echoed Bose and said Congress and Left workers of the state are going through a crisis due to TMC’s ‘torture’.
“We have won the Zilla Parishad but they usurped it,” she said and alleged this was being done by horse trading.
People are not taking it lightly and this will backfire, Noor said.