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Shocking display of deceit: Abhishek Banerjee on denial of special train for TMC protest

First Published: 30th September, 2023 8:31 IST

The TMC leader also shared a snap of the letter from the Eastern Railway informing the party that the coaches as per desired rake composition were not available.

Trinamool Congress (TMC) General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday calling it a “shocking Display of Deceit” for the canellation of a special train from Howrah to Delhi on Saturday for the party’s protest against the central government on October 2 and 3 at the national capital.

“SHOCKING DISPLAY OF DECEIT: The BJP govt shamelessly denied to provide a special train after accepting the deposit. This blatant obstruction of WB’s right to protest for their rightful dues is a glaring testament to their FEAR. Love seeing them COWER BEFORE THE PEOPLE OF WB,” Banerjee said in a post on ‘X’ on Friday.

The TMC leader also shared a snap of the letter from the Eastern Railway informing the party that the coaches as per desired rake composition were not available.

“In reference to your letter regarding the requirement of 01 (One) Special train Ex Howrah on 30 09 2023 has been examined and it is informed that the coaches as per desired rake composition is not available at present,” the letter from the Eastern Railway Assistant Transport Manager read.

Banerjee alsp attached a screenshot of the email sent to the All India Trinamool Congress office by the IRCTC Chief Supervisor of Tourism informing the party that “the refund (for the special train requested) will be processed soon”.

In an earlier post, the TMC General Secretary said that he will be present at the party protest at Delhi, implying that he will not be present at the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office in Kolkata for questioning in the Teachers’ Recruitment ‘Scam’ case on October 3.

“The fight against the deprivation of WB and its rightful dues shall persist regardless of the obstacles. No force on Earth can hinder my dedication to fight for the people of WB and their fundamental rights. I’ll b in Delhi joining the protest on Oct 2nd & 3rd. STOP ME IF U CAN!” Banerjee posted on ‘X’.
The All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) also shared in a post on ‘X’ pointing out the “devious tactics” of the Eastern Railway authorities for denying their request for a special train to take the “deprived MGNREGA” and “Awas Yojana beneficiaries” to Delhi.

“Yet ANOTHER piteous attempt to stop us! The Eastern Railway authorities have denied our request for a special train to take the deprived MGNREGA and Awas Yojana beneficiaries to Delhi. However, their devious tactics won’t deter our commitment to secure Bengal’s rightful dues! Our fight for justice shall reach Delhi, under any circumstances. Jitna bhi rokne ki koshish karlo, HUM DATTE RAHENGE, JHUKENGE NAHI!” the AITC said in a post on ‘X’. (ANI)

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