Left seeks details about Mamata’s return flight from Delhi

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) The Left Front Thursday sought rom the West Bengal government details about the flight that brought an ailing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from New Delhi back to the city earlier this month.

“I have sent a letter to the state chief secretary and home secretary seeking details about the flight that was used to bring back Banerjee to the city. Who were the people who accompanied her, who managed and paid for the flight,” Leader of Opposition in the assembly Surjya Kanta Mishra said here.

Banerjee complained of illness and returned to city April 10, a day after she and state Finance Minister Amit Mitra were heckled in New Delhi by activists of the CPI-M affiliated Students Federation of India.

Immediately after her landing, Banerjee was admitted to a city nursing home.

“Banerjee was ill and had to be hospitalised. I don’t know if sufficient arrangement was made at the airport to receive an ailing chief minister. I also don’t know if the central government had sent a medical team to accompany her,” said Mishra.

“It is not her (Banerjee) personal matter but an issue concerning the whole state and the people have the right to know the details,” he added.

Stating that he only could manage to get the flight number, Mishra said he will have to “investigate the matter” himself if the state government did not reply to his queries.

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