Bethuadahari, June 19: State BJP president Dilip Ghosh today blamed chief minister Mamata Banerjee for the ongoing turbulent situation in the hills of Darjeeling. Speaking to newspersons in Nadia’s Bethuadahari Ghosh today accused the Trinamul Congress supremo of unleashing tension by her desperate attempt to grab political control in the hills.
“She and her party colleagues set fire in the hills and have now left for plains paralyzing the normal life there. The situation had never been so volatile there during the past six years. But, the aggressive behavior of the chief minister has caused the anger among the people there and isolating them from the mainstream”, Ghosh alleged.
Advocating for talks with the agitating Gorkha Janamukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung, the BJP president reiterated that that state government should come up with a positive mind and offer talks to settle the problem. “The state government leaving all political prejudices should immediately organize a talk involving the centre and the GJM as well so that normalcy could be restored in the hills”, he asserted.
Earlier the BJP president attended a party workshop arranged for the ‘Vistarak’, who have been closely working in the grass root level in Nakashipara block. As part of the party’s Vistar yatra, Ghosh had lunch at the resident of Ananda Ghosh in Muzaffarpur village of Bethuadahari. He also visited a number of houses and interacted with people appraising them about the development and welfare policies undertaken by the Narendra Modi led government at the centre.
Ghosh later visited Bethuadahari block hospital to see party’s Nadia district president Ashutosh Pal, who fell ill today during programme and admitted to the hospital.