Kolkata: Following Union Minister V Muraleedharan’s allegation that his convoy was attacked by Trinamool Congress (TMC) goons during his West Bengal visit, chief minister Mamata Banerjee came down heavily on the BJP for spreading Covid-19 in the state and said that BJP is not ready to accept people’s mandate.
“BJP leaders are coming here, roaming around… they are provoking people. It’s not even 24 hours of the new government, and they are already sending letters, teams and leaders to the state. They are actually not ready to accept the mandate. I request them to accept people’s mandate,” Mamata who on Wednesday took oath as CM for a third term, told reporters at a press conference here on Thursday.
Mamata also said that the Union Ministers other leaders and Central teams visiting the state must carry a negative RT0PCR report.
“A team had come, they drank tea and went back, though COVID is on. Now if ministers come, they’ve to get an RT-PCR negative report, even for special flights. The rule should be the same for all. COVID is increasing because of BJP leaders coming here again and again,” said Mamata
It may be recalled that TMC won a third term in West Bengal after it won 214 seats in the 294-member state assembly.
The chief minister declared that a compensation of Rs 2 lakh will be given to the families of the all those who have been killed in post-poll violence since May 2.
“At least 16 persons — mostly from BJP and TMC, and one of Samyukta Morcha (Congress-Left-ISF alliance) — died in post-poll violence. We will pay a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to their family members,” Mamata declared.