Bengal bandh: ‘complete success’ for BJP, ‘flop show’ for TMC

Kolkata: The West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday termed the ‘Bengal bandh’ as “complete success” and called it off two hours before its scheduled time.

The party had called the 12-hour bandh from 6 am to protest against the killing of two students in clash over appointment of Urdu teachers in the Islampur area of North Dinajpur district on September 20.

The shutdown was a “complete success” as the people have willingly participated and supported it for genuine reasons, said BJP state President Dilip Ghosh.

“The visuals that we have seen and the reports that we have received from the districts prove that the shutdown was a success”, Ghosh added.

He also claimed that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) tried to cause trouble and put the blame on innocent BJP workers.

Mamata calls bandh ‘flop show

TMC on the other hand, did not acknowledge the seriousness of the bandh as the Bengal government issued a notification stating that there will be no holiday given before or after the bandh, even half-a-day leave will not be sanctioned, it added.

West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, called the bandh a “flop show” stating that bandhs have no significance in Bengal and cannot cause a hindrance to the lives of people residing in Bengal anymore.

Edited by- Disha Jana