Behrampore, Feb. 13: Junior railway minister Adhir Chowdhury today criticised Mamata Banerjee for “casually clapping to the tunes of Nachiketa” in Nandigram and holidaying in Digha at a time of unrest in Garden Reach that led to the death of a policeman.
“It is unthinkable that a chief minister has been holidaying in Digha on taxpayers’ money when her state is burning. She is not only the chief minister but also the home minister. A police officer was shot dead in broad daylight and she remained indifferent to it. She was seen casually clapping to the tunes of Nachiketa,” Chowdhury told reporters at his home in Behrampore.
Chowdhury criticised the administration for failing to arrest a Trinamul leader who was “accompanying” the person accused of shooting sub-inspector Tapas Chowdhury.
“A criminal accompanying Trinamul Congress borough chairman Mohammed Iqbal shot the police officer at Garden Reach. But Iqbal was not arrested even after he led anti-socials,” Chowdhury said.
The Congress today organised a 12-hour bandh in the district to protest “false police complaints” lodged against party workers in connection with the alleged vandalism outside the district magistrate’s bungalow on February 7.
The CPM and the Congress today urged the government to call an all-party meeting to discuss steps to contain campus violence, the move coming in the backdrop of the Harimohan Ghose College clash.