Dinesh Trivedi cited “work load and previous commitments” while expressing his inability to take up the new responsibility, said people aware of the matter.
Hooghly district topped the list with 24 such incidents, while 20 such protests were recorded in Birbhum, and 18 in East Burdwan.
Mamata Banerjee’s instruction to her party workers in public meetings asking them to return the ‘cut money’, has made things more critical for the party, said some insiders.
Bhatpara has been in the news for the wrong reasons: since June 20, it has witnessed 24 cases of rioting and arson, two deaths and subsequent arrest of 40 persons and seizure of 120 crude bombs, 20 kg of explosive material, 8 sophisticated firearms and 15 rounds of ammunition.
The political situation in the area became critical after former Trinamool Congress MLA Arjun Singh defected to BJP before elections.
BJP’s tally in West Bengal legislative assembly is up from three to 12, a four-fold increase.
The Congress is again set to lose the position of Leader of Opposition post in the lower house as it falls two seats short.
Junior doctors called off seven day long strike after holding a televised meeting with Mamata Banerjee
Junior doctors across the state were protesting against an assault on two of their colleagues, at the NRS Medical College and Hospital, allegedly by the family members of a patient who died last week.
More than 200 doctors have resigned so far, while four MSVPs also have put in their papers.
The protesting doctors at NRS hospital demanded chief minister’s intervention, though chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday visited SSKM hospital, where thousands of doctors are also protesting.
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