Sudipta’s kin slam CM,say should resign

"She has no idea what comments to make in a particular situation," Sudipta’s father Pranab Gupta said. "She should leave the chair now."

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: April 6, 2013 3:36 am

Aday after Mamata Banerjee termed the death of SFI activist Sudipta Gupta as a “small and petty” matter,his family Friday demanded that she resign as Chief Minister of West Bengal.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday,Mamata had also claimed that Sudipta’s death was an accident.

“She has no idea what comments to make in a particular situation,” Sudipta’s father Pranab Gupta said. “She should leave the chair now.”

Gupta and his daughter Sumita Sengupta met Governor M K Narayanan. Sengupta reportedly told the Governor that she feared the chief minister’s description of her brother’s death might influence the investigation.

“Would she have made similar comments had Sudipta been a Trinamool Congress worker?” Sengupta reportedly asked.

Referring to Mamata’s assurance that her government would provide all possible help to her family,she said,“What assistance will she offer?”. “We have demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident. We expected at least a phone call from the chief minister but she did not respond to our grief. So we had to meet the governor.”

Leader of Opposition Surya Kanta Mishra,meanwhile,said his CPM had “no faith in the state

police” to probe the death.

Sudipta died while he,along with other SFI activists detained during a protest,were being taken to jail in a bus on Tuesday.

The driver of the bus,Raja Das,who was arrested but released on bail,said,“The police had resorted to lathicharge. The police are now trying to frame me.”

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