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Trinamool, CPI-M cadres clash in Nandigram

May 22, 2008 13:18 IST

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Violence Rocks Nandigram

Stray incidents of violence were reported from trouble-torn Nandigram [Images] as Communist Party of India-Marxist and Trinamool Congress supporters indulged in clashes after the latter swept to power in the panchayat elections in east Midnapur district on the anti-land acquisition plank.

Police said CPI-M supporters blocked roads with felled trees at Jadurbari Chowk and Bhutar More on Wednesday night apprehending trouble after the Trinamool Congress' resounding victory in the panchayat polls in Nandigram blocks I and II.

District CPI-M leader Ashok Guria alleged that TC supporters beat up a CPI-M activist at Sonachura.

In a complaint to police, he also claimed that homes of three CPI-M cadres were looted at Doudpur, Bhekutia and Bhimkata on Wednesday night.

Three CPI-M activists were injured in the violence and admitted to Nandigram Primary Health Centre, Guria said.

However, the charges were refuted by TC, which alleged that the house of Sohem Kazi, who won the Gram Panchayat seat, was ransacked by CPI-M supporters on Wednesday night.

The TC has bagged both the zilla parishad seats in Nandigram block I besides one of the two zilla parishads in Nandigram II and all 10 gram panchayat seats.

The party made inroads into the neighbouring CPI-M stronghold of Khejuri wresting one of the four zilla parishad seats from its rival.

The Khejuri seat had been with the Left Front for the last 25 years.




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