Published By: Kavya Mishra
Last Updated: August 29, 2023, 00:04 IST
The opposition BJP and CPI(M) have decided that they will not attend the all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday to discuss the statehood day.
Earlier this month, a committee set up by the assembly had recommended April 15 be celebrated as ‘Bangla Diwas’.
“The CPI(M) and BJP have informed us separately that they won’t attend the all-party meeting,” a senior state minister said, wanting not to be named. The BJP alleged that the state government’s effort to have a “new” statehood day was an attempt to distort history.
“The state government has already decided to distort history to appease the TMC’s vote bank. We can’t be a part of this attempt,” BJP state spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya said. CPI(M) state secretary Md Salim told.
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