The gherao of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Finance Minister Amit Mitra in Delhi on Tuesday by CPM supporters was condemned unequivocally by all political parties including the rival marxist party which said it was undesirable.
The CPM veteran and Banerjees predecessor Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was the first to condemn the SFI protesters act and wondered what kind of politics it is that led to the action of the activists of the partys students wing in targeting the Trinamool leadership.
I strongly condemn the incident. I wonder what kind of politics it is. This is a wrong politics, he said in a statement,adding nobody would support the incident,which is condemnable.
Left Front chairman Biman Bose and Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly leader Surya Kanta Mishra joined Bhattacharjee in condemning the incident.
In a press statement,Bhattacharjee said,We condemn the incident. Nobody will support the incident. This type of protest is politically not acceptable.
In a press conference,Suryakanta Mishra said,We have spoken to our party general secretary in Delhi. Enquiry has been ordered into the incident and action will be taken against those responsible for the incident.
Mishra also urged the state government to ensure that the Delhi incident had no impact in the state. I would like to request the administration to thwart any move to create violence as an offshoot of the Delhi incident.
To a question,the CPM leader admitted that the movement against the death of SFI leader in police custody had been misguided going by the Delhi incident during the day.
Biman Bose in a press conference too condemned the incident.
SFI: protests against CM to continue
Even as the parent CPM condemned the act of the SFI protesters,the partys student wing showed no sign of scaling its protests saying they would continue to protest the death of its leader Sudipta Gupta in police custody. However,they said the Delhi protests went out of control.
Madhuja Sen Roy,president of Bengal unit of the SFI said,We will continue with protest as our party member Sudipta Mitra was killed but our Chief Minister termed it a petty incident. We demanded a judicial enquiry but it has not been ordered yet. We are still saying that protest and demonstration will continue. But we never wanted the demonstration in this shape that has today taken place in Delhi.