West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday blamed the RSS and the BJP for the death of two students during a protest against appointment of Urdu teachers in a school and accused them of trying to create communal disturbance.
Banerjee, who is in Milan, Italy, on an official tour, also came out in support of providing Urdu teachers to Daribhita School in Islampur in North Dinajpur where a clash between protesters and police claimed the lives of the two students.
The BJP has called a 12-hour shutdown in the state on September 26 to protest against the death of the two students.
Warning the saffron organisations “not to play with fire by doing politics on the issue”, she appealed to the people of the state not to pay heed to the politics of the BJP and the RSS and foil the shutdown.
“The BJP and the RSS should say why the two students were killed,” she said while interacting with journalists from the city who were accompanying her.
“They (BJP, RSS) are like vultures waiting for a death and then start doing politics over it. They do politics even with death of students. First they commit a murder and then play holi with the (dead person’s) blood.
“The BJP and the RSS have to answer why the two students were killed. And until they give their answer I ask my party activists to conduct peaceful meetings and rallies in their respective areas without fighting over the issue,” the Trinamool Congress supremo, who is currently on an official tour of Europe to invite investors, said.