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Black flags greet Dilip Ghosh for event during exam day

Leaders from both the Trinamul and CPM have said that the BJP blatantly violat­ed rules by holding a meeting during exams

Our Correspondent Cooch Behar Published 24.02.23, 06:35 AM
Dilip Ghosh.

Dilip Ghosh. File Picture

Trinamul supporters in Cooch Behar wielded black flags and shout­ed slogans at BJP leader Dilip Ghosh as he headed for a party workers’ meeting on Thurs­day.

Trinamul and the Left slammed the BJP for holding a public meeting on the first day of Madhyamik.

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The BJP organised the meeting in Boroitola, a local­ity in Tufanganj subdivision, where leaders spoke on plans for rural elections.

As Ghosh’s motorcade passed Tufanganj-Nak­katigach road in the after­noon, Trinamul supporters wielded black flags and shout­ed “go back” slogans. Cops controlled the situation.

Around 500 BJP support­ers were present at the meet­ing for which the party alleg­edly did not take the adminis­tration’s permission.

“The BJP blatantly violat­ed rules by holding a meeting during exams. There are at least four examination centres nearby,” said Trinamul veter­an Rabindranath Ghosh.

“Parties should refrain from holding such events during exams. What the BJP did was utterly irresponsible,” said CPM leader Tamsher Ali.

Ghosh said: “We hold polit­ical activities around the year. I don’t believe examinees faced any problem because of the meeting.”

Subhasish Choudhury, a district BJP leader, said they did not use loudhailers but “smaller” sound boxes and that the meeting started after the exam ended.

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