Trinamool, CPI-M members clash in Lok Sabha

Trinamool Congress and CPI-M members on Monday clashed in the Lok Sabha over the alleged suicide attempt by a youth outside Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee`s residence in Kolkata.

New Delhi: Trinamool Congress and CPI-M
members on Monday clashed in the Lok Sabha over the alleged
suicide attempt by a youth outside Railway Minister Mamata
Banerjee`s residence in Kolkata.

During a discussion on the Railway Budget, Ramachandra
Dome (CPI-M) alleged that a youth, Prasoon Dutta, had
yesterday attempted to end his life after a promise for a
railway job to him did not materialise.

Reacting to the allegation, Banerjee denied that such an
incident had taken place. "This is absolutely concocted and
false," she shot back.

Left-ruled West Bengal is going to polls in April-May and
Banerjee is projected as the Chief Minister candidate of
Congress-Trinamool combine.

Dome alleged that Trinamool cadres were being inducted in
the railways and "fraudulent employment" practices were being
followed.

Banerjee said, "He can speak anything about the railways
but this allegation is totally wrong."

Trinamool Congress members strongly objected to Dome`s
remarks, with senior party leader Sudip Bandopadhyay
describing the Left MP as anti-Bengal. He was supported by
other Trinamool members including Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar.

Dutta, a resident of Bansberia in Hooghly district, had
visited Banerjee`s Harish Chatterjee Street residence
yesterday along with a group of youths seeking job in the
railways. He allegedly set himself on fire in front of
Banerjee`s after failing to get a job in the railways and was
rushed to MR Bangur Hospital with 90 per cent burns.

PTI