Mamata Banerjee Warns BJP Against State Wide Bandh on September 26

On Sunday West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee intimidated BJP saying that they should not play with fire, indicating the death of two students during a clash in North Dinajpur district, Trinamool Congress Leader said that the statewide Bandh will be thwarted with all might.

Demanding a CBI probe into the firing that claimed the lives of the two students, residents of Daribhit village in Islampur organised a protest before local MLA Kanhaiyalal Agarwal and Goalpokhar legislator Gulam Rabbani when they visited the victims’ homes on Sunday.

BJP leaders Mukul Roy, Locket Chatterjee, and Pratap Banerjee also met the victims’ family. The BJP and locals have alleged that the two former students of Daribhit High School were killed in police firing; however, the superintendent of police of North Dinajpur, Sumit Kumar, had said the police did not open fire.

The BJP called a 12-hour Bengal bandh on Wednesday to protest the deaths of ITI student Rajesh Sarkar and third-year college student Tapas Barman.

The problem started with the recruitment of Urdu teachers as the protesting students said they needed science and English teachers instead. The students and the locals later stopped two newly recruited teachers, including one for Urdu, from entering the school on Thursday, demanding that all vacant teaching posts be filled which led to the clash.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is currently in Italy on an official tour, warned the saffron organisations “not to play with fire by doing politics over the issue” and appealed to the people of the state to foil the shutdown.