BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, Union minister and BJP MP from Asansol Babul Supriyo, saffon party’s Hooghly MP Locket Chatterjee, Roopa Ganguly and several others members and supporters of the party of Bengal on Sunday held a silent sit-in at their homes respectively in protest against West Bengal Trinamool Congress government and the way they are handling the COVID-19 situation in the state. So much so, BJP national general secretary and party’s Central Observer for West Bengal Kailash Vijayvargiya staged a protest against at his residence in Indore. On Sunday the hashtag #SaveBengalFromCorona trended on Twitter due to this sit-in protest.
Ghosh, state general secretary Sayantan Basu along with other workers, held placards in hand during the sit-in and alleged the tampering of COVID-19 facts and figures by the Mamata Banerjee-led government. Ghosh also spoke about how the state government has failed to deliver ration to the people of the state in this time of crisis.
“The Trinamool Congress government is hiding facts and there is no clarity on the COVID-19 situation in the state. Also, after the death of a patient, the government is not sharing the details with the people of the state,” said Ghosh. The BJP state chief also slammed the Mamata Banerjee government for failing to control lockdown and social distancing norms in Bengal.
Ghosh had accused the TMC government of “discrimination” against the saffron party workers. While the TMC leaders and ministers were busy working in the midst of people amid the lockdown, leaders of other parties, especially those from the BJP, were being prevented from stepping out of their homes to help the masses, he said. He even complained that his party members have been arrested when they tried to help the people of the state. The state BJP president, donning a mask demanded an explanation from the state government for alleged mishandling of the crisis.
At some places, saffron party workers and supporters were seen sitting on rooftops, maintaining safe distance from one another.
Supriyo has been protesting against the Mamata government regime since day one of the crisis. From posting video of the alleged hospital in the state with poor conditions to miscalculation of death figures, the Union Minister has been constantly questioning the Bengal government on the COVID-19 situation.
He also tweeted a photo of their silent protest.
West Bengal govt’s failure in tackling #COVID19 in the state is out in the open.All of us have to unite and stand against #MamataBanerjee‘s
1. Politics Over Lives
2. Publicity Over Pandemic,only then we will be able to #SaveBengalFromCorona @swapan55 @MenonArvindBJP@BJP4Bengal pic.twitter.com/c83fT3Y1dn
— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) April 26, 2020
Roopa Ganguly also took to Twitter where she mentioned about the death of Dr Biplab Kanti Dasgupta, the Bengal government’s assistant director of health services. However, she said that the chief minister of Bengal is hiding the death figures regarding COVID-19 cases.
Additional Director of Heath Services #WB expired last night due to #Covid_19 #Cm is hiding the number of deaths, #Foodgrains sent by Central Govt are getting hijacked by #TMchhi #party leaders/ goons. Save people of #WestBengal from corrupt #TMC #Govt pic.twitter.com/OpvRQ3tG2g
— Roopa Ganguly (@RoopaSpeaks) April 26, 2020
Locket Chatterjee tweeted, “Time to come together and expose @MamataOfficial’s failure to fight against Corona. #SaveBengalFromCorona.”