Abhishek Banerjee to visit Amdanga on Sept 6
Kolkata: Abhishek Banerjee, Trinamool Congress MP and president of the party's youth wing, will be visiting Amdanga in North 24-Parganas on Thursday.
Banerjee will be addressing a gathering at Amdanga where three persons, including two Trinamool Congress workers, were killed on Tuesday night.
Senior Trinamool Congress leader and state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim will also be accompanying Banerjee to Amdanga. The party's North 24-Parganas president and the state Food and Supplies department minister Jyotipriya Mallick will also be present at Amdanga during Banerjee's visit. People from all over the district will be gathering at Amdanga on Thursday to listen to the president of the party's youth wing.
It may be recalled that Mallick had raised an allegation against Opposition parties of bringing firearms into the villages to create trouble, when the process of formation of Panchayat boards was going on peacefully. The Trinamool Congress workers were killed for trying to build up protest against the attempts of creating tension in the villages.
In connection with the violence over formation of Panchayat boards, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had lashed out at the Opposition parties for bringing in "outsiders" from other states with an intention of creating trouble. She had said that "politics of violence was never the tradition and culture" of Bengal and workers of her party are giving their lives to build protest against such acts.
Meanwhile, four more CPI(M) workers were arrested on Sunday, in connection with the incidents of violence in the villages at Amdanga. So far, the police have arrested 25 people in this connection and are in search of two more persons who had allegedly played a major role in bringing firearms inside the village.
Soon after the incident, a huge contingent of police was pressed into service and the police had seized a huge cache of firearms during search operations. Necessary steps were also taken to ensure that no more firearms are brought into the village to create trouble. The police are maintaining strict vigil in the area and would take necessary steps if they find anything suspicious.