BY TC News Desk
Agartala: June 23. Chief Minister Prof Dr Manik Saha today without mentioning name of TMC has slammed the party accusing them of turning West Bengal into a “mini Pakistan.”
Speaking at an event commemorating the Death Anniversary of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee held at the BJP state party office, CM Dr. Saha expressed his disappointment with the current state of affairs in West Bengal and lamented that its people seem to have forgotten the original purpose of the creation of Bengal.
Dr. Saha highlighted the remarkable achievements of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, who became the youngest vice-chancellor of Calcutta University at the age of 33. He emphasized Mookerjee’s efforts to promote the Bengali language and his historic invitation to Guru Rabindranath Tagore to deliver a convocation speech in Bengali at Calcutta University in 1937.
“History tells us about his relentless efforts to promote the Bengali language in Calcutta University. In 1937, he even invited Guru Rabindranath Tagore to deliver a convocation speech in Bengali, a historic moment for any university in India. He played a pivotal role in saving West Bengal. However, it is deeply unfortunate to witness the current state of affairs in West Bengal. The people in power seem to have forgotten the essence of why West Bengal came into existence, and as a result, they have turned it into a mini Pakistan. It is a painful sight,” said Dr. Saha.
However, he expressed deep sorrow over the present condition of West Bengal, remarking that those in power have transformed it into a mini Pakistan, which he found painful to witness.
The Chief Minister also criticized the previous central government for neglecting the Northeast, including Tripura, in terms of developmental initiatives. However, he highlighted the positive impact of the Act East policy on Tripura’s development, despite persistent attempts by opposition parties to disrupt progress through conspiracies. Dr. Saha emphasized the peaceful coexistence of both tribal and non-tribal communities in the state.