Sudipto death: TMC leader revolts against Mamata on FB,quits

Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata, April 6: West Bengal Mamata Banerjee seems to be in trouble as her own party leaders have started revolting against her in connection with SFI leader Sudipto Gupta's death. 24-year-old Suvajit Das, leader of TMC student wing, resigned after posting a post on Facebook criticising the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo.

Launching an open revolt against the party chief on the popular social networking site, Suvajit wrote, "Stop This Politics." Suvajit also attached newspaper clippings featuring Mamata attending inauguration function of Indian Premier League (IPL) in Kolkata on April 3. Coincidentally, the young SFI leader died on the same day.

The newspaper clipping, posted by Suvajit on FB, also showed picture of Sudipto's weeping sister beside Mamata's image at IPL ceremony. The article on the paper reads "Two Sisters". Mamata Banerjee is also known as "Didi (sister)" as her party workers address her.

Slamming the state government over Sudipto's death, Suvajit said, "Though I didn't know Sudipto, I wept for him. I personally felt what happened was wrong and that it should be protested. That is why I resigned in protest."

However, Trinamool party sources claimed that Suvajit was asked to resign from the party months ago following his previous FB posts against Mamata and party.

Family members of Sudipto on Friday met West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan and sought CBI investigation in the case. The elder sister of the slain 22-year-old SFI leader, said they did not have any faith in the state police and wanted an inquiry by the central agency to get justice.

They said the governor heard them with care. The family also vented its frustration at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's remark made at Bangalore airport on Thursday that Gupta's death was a "petty matter".

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