The SFI today observed a student strike to protest the death of its leader Sudipto Gupta,setting up roadblocks in West Bengal,including in Kolkata.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been pushed on backfoot as her attempts to downplay the death of the activist has failed.
Seeking to buy more time,Mamata says that people should have patience and wait for the entire post mortem report to be unveiled before coming to a conclusion.
She hinted that the report is going to prove that the Sudipto death was by accident.
Mamata questioned SFI protests over death of its leader Sudipto Gupta,saying it’s an accident and not police assault.
On the SFI observing a student strike,she told reporters here: “Why? for what purpose?”.
The post mortem would reveal that it’s an accident. “It is unfortunate. It is not police assault,” said Banerjee
SFI members blocked busy roads in the metropolis and other parts of the state for 15 minutes at 11 am.
The blockade was peaceful,police sources said.
Several schools and colleges remained open ignoring the SFI’s call for a student strike.
The CPI(M)’s 12-hour general strike at Garia and Tollygunge in the southern suburbs,where Gupta lived and studied during his school and college days,was peaceful.
Gupta,a 22-year-old MA student at the Rabindra Bharati University,died while being taken to jail following a law violation programme by the SFI on Tuesday.