The BJP MLAs on Friday walked out from the state assembly demanding a statement from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the house on the Birbhum killings where eight people were burnt alive earlier this week. The BJP legislators led by party chief whip Manoj Tigga left the assembly this afternoon.
They demanded that CM Banerjee should come to the house and make a statement on the Birbhum killings. They also staged a protest at the portico of the assembly, holding placards. The general secretary of Trinamool Congress, Partha Chatterjee slammed the BJP MLAs for this kind of attitude. He said, “BJP has made it a habit to create unrest in the house regularly. They are not allowing the house to function properly.”
Though the speaker Biman Banerjee tried to pacify the opposition they didn’t took it into an account. Taking a tough stance, CM Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said suspects of the Rampurhat killings will have to be hunted down and arrested unless they surrender and asserted that police would ensure the strictest punishment for the culprits. Also order the police to arrest the block president of Rampurhat, Anarul Islam as the main suspect behind the mass killing.