Subhajit Das, a Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) leader from West Midnapore district of West Bengal resigned from his position as a sign of protest against the tragic death of an SFI leader in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Das said the slain leader, Sudipta Gupta, although belonged to the rival political group, but that didn't mean that he had to die like the manner he did. "The purpose of politics is to serve the people and not take their lives. Sudipta's death has ashamed us," said a distraught Das.
The young leader said he had seen things in the TMC camp which he could not support but yet couldn't say anything in the over-centralised system which prevails in the party. The instances of targeting a university teacher for circulating harmless cartoons or putting an innocent farmer in jail for asking questions had troubled Das but the death of Gupta was too much for him to accept. Hence, he resigned.
However, resignation hasn't made Das a happy man. "I am afraid there could be repercussions," he said.
Whatever be it in the future, Das's strong message will unsettle the ruling camp. Human rights are something which the rulers should treasure, irrespective of the political colour. Or it should get rid of its slogan which also speaks about human beings among other things.