BJP leader Sayantan Basu has claimed that there is a grassroots conspiracy behind one fire after another in Kolkata. In Jalpaiguri on Thursday, he claimed that the grassroots were setting fire to win the sympathy of the people. He claimed that the ruling party has started a heinous conspiracy to get votes.On the same day, Sayantan said, ‘The grassroots is behind the fire that is burning in Kolkata. They are setting fire and sending fire brigade late. This is causing huge loss of people. After that, the grassroots leaders are trying to prove their messiah by standing by the side of the people.
A huge fire broke out in Hazari slum in Bagbazar on Wednesday evening. 108 houses of the slum were burnt to ashes. About 1,000 people became homeless. Mamata Banerjee visited the spot on Thursday. He said that the municipality will build a house for the slum dwellers where he was. As long as that is not happening, it is the responsibility of the government to provide for the homeless. 5 kg of rice, potatoes and other equipment. The Chief Minister directed to provide milk and biscuits for the children. Shashi asked Panja to arrange sarees for the girls. As long as the situation is not normal, the state will provide accommodation to the victims of the Bagbazar fire. At the same time, the Kolkata Municipality will quickly build houses in their place.
Thousands of slums in Bagbazar caught fire around 6:30 pm on Wednesday. The fire spread to a wide area before the fire engine reached, and one gas cylinder after another exploded. More than 100 huts were burnt in the fire. About 600 people have become homeless. The fire damaged the opening office of the mother’s house adjacent to the slum. Minister of State Firhad Hakim and MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay reached the spot at night. The next day, the Chief Minister visited the slum in Bagbazar on Thursday.
On the same day, he said, ‘I searched until the fire was extinguished yesterday. I have talked to Atin Ghosh, Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Shashi Panja, Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Firhad Hakim, Commissioner of Police many times. Firefighters, disaster response forces, police, civilians, volunteers have all worked together.
On the same day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee assured, “After extinguishing the fire, our job was to relocate you to some places.” That’s what we did. Cleaning work will continue here today and tomorrow. After that, as before, the Calcutta Municipality will build the house where it was. You have no reason to worry. He will make the house as it was. ‘