Trinamool Announces Rs 5 Lakh For Families Of 2 Killed In Mangaluru Protests

The state president of the TMC’s trade union wing Indian National Trinamool Trade Union Congress (INTTUC), Dola Sen said cheques of Rs 5 lakh each will be handed over to the kin of the deceased during a proposed visit by a TMC delegation to Mangaluru.

Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to families of the two persons killed in Karnataka’s Mangaluru during protests against the amended Citizenship Act.

The state president of the TMC’s trade union wing, Dola Sen, said cheques of Rs 5 lakh each will be handed over to the family members of the deceased during a proposed visit by a TMC delegation to Mangaluru.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while addressing a rally here on Thursday, said the TMC delegation would soon visit Karnataka to meet the families of those killed in alleged police firing and hand over the ex-gratia amount to them.

Referring to Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa’s remark about putting on hold compensation to families of the two persons, the TMC supremo said the BJP did not keep its promises.

Mr Yediyurappa had told reporters on Wednesday that the state government would not give “a single rupee” to families of the deceased if an investigation found that they were involved in violent protests against the Act on December 19.

Ms Banerjee, who has been at the forefront of protests against the NRC and the new citizenship law, asserted that peaceful protests will continue till Citizenship Act is repealed.

Source: NDTV

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