Kolkata, 21 July: The Trinamul Congress solemnly observed Martyr’s Day today, and chief minister Miss Mamata Banerjee placed wreaths in the memory of 13 martyrs who were killed in police firing in Kolkata on 21 July, 1993.
Miss Banerjee apologised for not being able to observe Martyr’s Day for the first time on the actual day, due to the panchayat poll. But the Youth Congress observed the day and used the platform to abuse Miss Banerjee.
Mr Pradeep Bhattacharjee, PCC chief and MP, told Youth Congress activists, “The time has come for the people to unite against Trinamul’s misrule. The two girls of Kamduni had shown the way. The Trinamul can never stage a turnaround as the Congress is no longer with them.”
The Congress also demanded a CBI probe into the death of the 13 Congress activists killed on 21 July, 1993. “The then state home secretary, Manish Gupta, is currently a minister in Mamata Banerjee&’s cabinet. Only a CBI inquiry can bring out the truth,” Mr Bhattacharjee said.
The Congress leadership also asked the TMC to come clean on its stand on the BJP.
“Mamata Banerjee is saying her party doesn’t support Narendra Modi. But what is her stand on the BJP?” asked former PCC chief Dr Manas Bhuniya. The comment comes days after Miss Banerjee said, “We do not support Narendra Modi, nor we will support him (in the future).”
The CPI-M state secretary, Mr Biman Bose, added: “The TMC is a party which has been with both the Congress and BJP. They have no credibility.”