Mamata Banerjee strikes while the iron is still hot

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The Trinamool Congress had organised protest rallies across West Bengal on Friday against the “brutal killings” of five people in Assam.

Five people were shot dead and two others were injured by gunmen at Kheronibari in Assam’s Tinsukia district Thursday.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday night, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee said “In protest against the brutal killings in Assam @AITCofficial will organise protest rallies tomorrow ( Fri Nov 2) in different parts of north and south Bengal including Siliguri and Kolkata”.

TMC youth Congress president and MP Abhishek Banerjee also led one of the protests from Jadavpur 8B bus stand to Hazra crossing in south Kolkata.

Banerjee, in another tweet on Thursday, wondered if the attack was related to developments around the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

“Is this the outcome of recent NRC development,” she had questioned.

“Terrible news coming out of Assam. We strongly condemn the brutal attack in Tinsukia… We have no words to express our deep sorrow to the grieving families. The perpetrators must be punished at the very earliest,” she added.

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