The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the physical assault on Comrade Abdur Rezzak Mollah, member of the West Bengal State Committee of the CPI(M) and MLA. Rezzak Mollah was assaulted by a Trinamul Congress leader Arabul Islam and others while visiting a Party office which had been burnt down by the TMC men. Rezzak Mollah received injuries to his face and has been hospitalized.
This is the latest instance of the continuing violence by the Trinamul Congress against the CPI(M), the Left parties and the opposition. The CPI(M) demands that the TMC leader and others responsible for the attack be immediately arrested.
The Polit Bureau appeals to all democratic forces to raise their voice of protest against the thuggish violence indulged in by the Trinamul Congress in West Bengal.
Date: 7 January 2013