Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014

Cong MP continues fast ‘to remind PM of AIIMS promise’

Security personnel inspect  a tree in front of Indian Museum, in Kolkata, a day ahead of PM Manmohan Singh ‘s visit. (IE Photo: Partha Paul) Security personnel inspect a tree in front of Indian Museum, in Kolkata, a day ahead of PM Manmohan Singh ‘s visit. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
Express News Service | Kolkata | Posted: February 1, 2014 10:37 pm | Updated: February 5, 2014 6:05 pm

Congress MP and minister Deepa Dasmunsi continued her indefinite fast for the second day today demanding AIIMS be set up at Raiganj for which the Centre had given its nod earlier.

“When the TMC came to power, it scrapped the project for petty political consideration,” she alleged.

“The government wants to shift the project to some place else even though land owners in Raiganj are willing to give their land,” she claimed.

Meanwhile, Somen Mitra, who recently quit the TMC to join the Congress, too joined the hunger strike.

Congress leaders said they will remind the PM, who, Dasmunsi claimed, “is fully aware of the TMC hurdle.”

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