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TMC throttled democracy in West Bengal: Mukul Roy

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

today alleged that the ruling (TMC) has throttled democracy in

Those who do not respect the democratic rights and values should not talk big about democracy, Roy said.

"There is an unprecedented attack on the basic democratic rights of the opposition parties. The Trinamool Congress has resorted to a full-fledged assault on democracy. Even mediapersons have not been spared," Roy alleged.

The BJP state leadership led by Roy today took out a rally to observe the 127th birth

Referring to the violence during nomination filing for next month's panchayat polls, Roy alleged that the TMC didn't allow the opposition parties to file nominations as they are afraid of free and fair polls.

He asked, "If they were so sure of their developmental work, why did they not allow the opposition parties to file nominations?"

The on April 12 had stayed till further orders the ongoing panchayat election process in the state.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 19:00 IST