Bandh: TMC govt maintains life normal, CPI(M) dubs it pro-Modi
Kolkata, Sep 10 (PTI) With the Bharat Bandh evoking no
Monday said the state government did not allow normal life to
be paralysed, while the CPI(M) termed the party as a supporter
of the BJP government at the Centre.
Though the TMC supported the issues for which the
bandh was called, TMC Secretary General Partha Chatterjee said
it opposed the shutdown to prevent loss of mandays and not to
hamper the ongoing development process in the state.
Chatterjee said the state government did not allow
normal life to be paralysed during the "Bharat Bandh" hours.
"Steps have been taken to keep alive normal life,"
Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim said while leading a
protest march at Entally area in Central part of the city.
Left Front Chairman Biman Bose alleged that TMC
supremo Mamata Banerjee's stance on the Bandh actually became
"a support to the Narendra Modi government."
CPI(M) state Secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra said there
was no difference between the TMC and the BJP.
"Both the parties are working together with a perfect
understanding. The TMC's stance on the bandh is just an
example," Mishra said.
West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee president Adhir
"The TMC workers and entire administration were
deployed to foil the bandh and fulfill the purpose of the
BJP," Chowdhury claimed.
State BJP president Dilip Ghosh, on the other hand,
said, "The TMC is opposing the bandh. But actually it is
trying to provide oxygen to the ailing Congress and the
The TMC took out several rallies here to protest
marches across the state against the increasing prices of
petrol, diesel and cooking gas and the falling value of rupee.
Leading one such rally in the city, state PWD minister
Arup Biswas said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has removed
the term 'bandh' from the dictionary of West Bengal.
Trinamool Youth Congress president and MP Abhishek
Banerjee slammed the BJP for its 'anti-people' policies.
"The BJP must be dethroned in 2019 Parliamentary
election. People will not allow Modi government to retain
power after suffering enormously in everyday life," said
Banerjee, also the nephew of the chief minister. PTI AKB
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