West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee kicked up a storm during her brief visit to Bangalore on Thursday when she termed the death of Students’ Federation of India (SFI) leader Sudipta Gupta a “small, petty” matter.
“It is a small and petty matter. It was an accident, there was no police atrocity. You can see the post-mortem report,” she told television reporters after landing at the Bengaluru International Airport.
She was visiting the city to call on veteran singer Manna Dey to confer him West Bengal’s ‘Vishes Sangeet Mahasamman’ Award.
This, she did, in the midst of black flag protests by SFI activists not very far from Mr. Dey’s residence in HRBR Layout.
However, her touch-and-go visit happened before the protestors reached the spot.
The demonstrations were held at least three kilometres away from Mr. Dey’s residence much later.
Sudipta’s death a small, petty incident, says Mamata - The Hindu