WB to return to normalcy by tomorrow: TC
Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee says her party had no programme to halt normal life in West Bengal on Tuesday.india Updated: Nov 12, 2007 22:35 IST
Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said on Monday night that her party had no programme to halt normal life in West Bengal on Tuesday as other political parties had shortened their bandhs from 48 hours to 24 hours.
"Our programme is not to paralyse normal life of the people, but non-cooperation with the Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee government which is responsible for the massacre in Nandigram. We will continue to boycott the government," Banerjee told a meeting in Amta in Howrah district on her way back to Kolkata.
"Let all roads be open tomorrow for making relief reaching to the affected and so that people can go about their daily normal lives. We are also concerned about daily wage earners," she said.
"I have heard that two parties have withdrawn their bandhs for tomorrow. I had promised our support if their bandh continued. But since they have withdrawn it, the question of support does not arise," the Trinamool leader added.
BJP state secretary Rahul Sinha said: "The BJP has decided to withdraw tomorrow's bandh in view of the visit by the BJP delegation to Nandigram and sending relief to the affected people besides the Chhat festival."
SUCI state secretary Provash Ghosh said that his party too had decided to shorten its strike to 24-hour instead of 48-hour as announced earlier following public appeal.