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Cong, Left demand resignation of transport min over bus

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Press Trust of India Kolkata
The opposition Congress and Left Front today demanded immediate resignation of West Bengal Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari over the Murshidabad bus accident and said an inquiry committee should be formed to bring out the truth behind it.

"The bus had no proper permission. It was in a very bad condition. Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari and his whimsical policies are solely responsible for this. The state government should immediately form an inquiry committee under a sitting judge to bring out the truth," Congress chief whip Manoj Chakraborty said.

Chakarborty, who is an MLA from Murshidabad district, said the Trinamool Congress in a bid to capture various Congress-ruled municipalities, has flouted various norms in the district.

"A bus cannot ply without proper permission. But the state transport department has allowed flouting of all norms in order to serve the ruling party's vested political interests," Chakraborty said.

Refuting allegations by the Congress and the CPI(M) as "baseless", Adhikari said the opposition should refrain from doing politics over the death of innocent people.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today ordered inspection of the bridge from which the public transport bus fekk into the Gogra canal killing at least 42 passengers.

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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 8:50 PM IST

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