INTTUC workers on Saturday organised a rally to protest against the attack on state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay by some CPI(M) cadres on Friday.
CPI(M) workers were protesting against forcible occupation of land to set up the power grid at Bhangar.
The supporters took out a rally which started from the headquarters of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on SN Banerjee Road and ended at Dorina crossing. Chattopadhyay's car was attacked by the CPI(M) supporters on Eastern Metropolitan bypass. Later, some CPI(M) supporters held a rally outside the Mila Mela campus where Bengal Global Business Summit was going on. Police arrested 135 persons.
Partha Chatterjee, secretary general of Trinamool Congress said that party leaders would go to Bhangar and talk to the farmers.
"We are keeping a tab on the situation and would talk to the villagers to resolve the impasse," he said. He alleged that CPI(M) which had miserably failed to woo investors in the past three decades had now become jealous because of the steps taken by Mamata Banerjee to develop the state and they were trying to stall the progress on one pretext or the other. "We have all seen what CPI(M) had done to the poor farmers and how they had taken land from them in Nandigram and Singur. We have seen how people were killed in Netai. Trinamool Congress has to repay the loans which is the result of non performance of the CPI(M) government," he said.
Sujan Chakraborty, CPI(M) MLA said their supporters had been demonstrating peacefully and the police had arrested them without any reason. "What is going on at BGBS is a futile exercise," he maintained. CPI(M) workers were released by Alipore court on Saturday.