KOLKATA: Bengal BJP on Sunday staged "silent protest" against Mamata-led government's failure to tackle corona crisis leading to complete breakdown in health services.
The BJP held a two-hour silent demonstration from 11 am with its workers and leaders staging sit-ins at their own homes on Sunday.
"It is a silent protest, maintaining lockdown rules, " the BJP state President Dilip Ghosh said.
Two days ago, President Ghosh said that the party's members and supporters would hold "silent protest" at their homes on Sunday against mismanagement by the state government in tackling coronavirus crisis.
"The ruling TMC in Bengal is preventing the party leaders and workers from distributing relief items among the poor. The state government is also hiding corona deaths," he pointed out.
MP Dilip Ghosh also alleged that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was not performing her job properly, leading to breakdown in administration and health services.
"Her government is indulging in PDS scam. People are not getting rations from shops as TMC leaders took away rations to distribute among their supporters. As a result, common members of the public suffer" he pointed out.
In a bid to divert attention from the pressing issues of effectively dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the chief minister was training her guns on the visiting Inter Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, Ghosh alleged.
He said party senior leader Kailash Vijayvargiya also staged a sit-in at his home in Indore.
"The silent protest was staged maintaining lockdown rules and social distancing norms," the BJP MP said adding that no demonstrations were organised on road.