Dalits are safest in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

Elias Hubbard
October 12, 2017

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that people in the state are living in harmony and incidents like the lynching of a Dalit man by a group of men belonging to the upper caste Patel community for attending a garba event in Gujarat never happens in Bengal. The people of the state are being victims of improper treatment while the doctors are also at a fix as they can not mention Dengue on the prescription even if it is identified.

The chief minister said private laboratories were providing wrong figures of dengue-infected people, triggering panic in the state.

Mentioning that more than a 100 people from North 24 Parganas, Midnapore, Kolkata and north Bengal have died of Dengue already, Chakraborty claimed that the disease have taken the form of an epidemic in the state. Of them, 14 died in the very recent months... some are not verified and so the death toll would be 24.

"The state government will hold a monitoring meeting on dengue on a fortnightly basis", the Chief Minister said without giving details.

"He is coming to Kolkata for the final match of the ongoing Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup to be held on October 28 and the chief minister will host a dinner in his honour on October 26", a senior state government officer told PTI. There were no fatalities, she said. "This is that time of the year when people fall sick because of the changing season", she said, asking people to take proper measures to keep their residences clean. She said that the party was trying to usurp lands of Dalits in Jharkhand.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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