The Left Front today accused the Trinamool Congress of resorting to politics of threat ahead of civic polls in the state and "forcing its candidates to withdraw their nominations at gun point."
"The TMC is creating all sorts of hurdles for our workers. They have forced our candidates to withdraw their nominations at gun point and now they are wiping our writings from walls and tearing our hoardings for civic polls," Left Front Chairman Biman Bose said here.
Stating that "such atrocities of the ruling party" had never happened in the state even during the Congress-rule under Siddhartha Shankar Ray's Chief Ministership in the 1970s, the CPI(M) leader said, "even complaining to the police have not earned any result."
"If we are approaching them, they (police) are not taking FIRs regarding such incidents...," he added.
"The situation remains the same even if we are approaching the State Election Commission," he said.
"The TMC's ulterior motive is to disturb the elections and they are thus using the police as well as the SEC for that," Bose said.