West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday strongly criticised the violence in Darjeeling saying the incident ‘is so abhorrent that it cannot be described in words’. The CM said that the situation has been brought under control. The CM said that a person who is devoid of good ideas would protest during such times.
The state government called out the Army in Darjeeling on Thursday after the GJM protest against the “forced imposition of Bengali language’’ in state schools turned violent with police vehicles being torched and policemen attacked. Banerjee described the 12-hour-long strike called by the GJM as “illegal”, stating that the government will take stern action against those participating in it.
Taking a jibe at the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters, who burnt vehicles on Thursday, she further added that without vehicles no trade or tourism can happen in the town.
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