Mamata Banerjee: It is not in my hands anymore, you can sleep with coronavirus now. So far West Bengal has 5130 cases of coronavirus recorded. As many as 309 have died of it. Out of 22 districts in West Bengal 18 districts have recorded cases of coronavirus, with Kolkata being the highest number of cases recorded till date. After Kolkata is North 24 Parganas and both were badly affected by the recent Cyclone Amphan.
With the rapidly increasing coronavirus cases and the Cyclone Amphan which caused major destruction recently, CM Mamata Banerjee has been struggling.
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The CM said, “Public sector and private offices will open from June 8, Schools will remain closed for the month of June. Religious places of worship will open from June 1. Tea and jute industry can function with 100% staff from June 1. Buses will operate but only no standing passengers will be allowed.”
Banerjee said, “If thousands can travel in crammed trains, I feel that temples and mosques can also open. I was the Railway Minister. I know there are 20 to 25 coaches to a train. Thousands are travelling in a crammed condition for 48 hours. Those who are not infected are getting infected.”
Blaming the railways for the increased coronavirus cases in her state, Banerjee asked whether the railways has turned Shramik Special trains into ‘Corona Express’.
“It is not in my hands any more. Now I have nothing to do. You can sleep with corona by your side. Make it your pillow. I am sorry.” helpless West Bengal CM expressed.
After facing questions from reporters, Mamata Banerjee had said, “I and the people in my team have not slept for three days. Either let us work, or gun me down or cut my head off”.