BJP Kolkata strongman and ex-Trinamool leader Mukul Roy has demanded the resignation of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee as Health Minister of State over the ongoing doctors' strike that sparked in West Bengal and later spread across the country.
Raising his voice in support of the doctors, stated that the Trinamool supremo needs to 'sit with the doctors and get this matter closed'
"The demands of the junior doctors are very clear, but the people are suffering outside. We are demanding for her resignation from Health Minister and Home Minister's post. Mamata should sit with the doctors as early as possible and get this matter closed."
"No doctor ever lets his patient suffer but despite that the way they are treated, the government has taken no necessary steps to stop it because the ones who have attacked are their TMC members," he added.
In a video posted on Twitter, Roy made an analogy to Hitler while speaking of Banerjee.
"The way CM behaved in SSKM hospital is worse than Hitler. She holding all three posts of Health Minister and also Home Minister should definitely take care of the facilities poor people are receiving in the hospitals, but she should also take care that the doctors and other health attendants, who are doing their duties in the hospitals should also not be harassed," said Roy
The former Union Minister also slammed Banerjee's 'outsiders' remark on the protesting junior doctors and said:
"Who is she identifying as an outsider? Have they come from Mars? There is CCTV, she is the Home Minister, ask her to identify."
Roy concluded his remarks by demanding Banerjee's resignation from all offices:
"She is saying 25 lakhs have been spent, but that doesn't go from her pocket, right? Its public money. I demand the CM should resign. She has a lot of work as she is handling national politics, International politics...(mockingly). So, not keeping 11 departments to herself, at least for the sake of the people of Bengal she should resign from the post of Health and Home minister."
As the impasse at government medical hospitals in West Bengal enters its sixth day on Sunday, the doctors on strike have agreed on dialogue with the state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, however, have put forth a set of ultimatum.
In a media interaction, the doctors of NRS medical college ascertained their willingness to speak to the Trinamool supremo at the venue of her choice but added that the meeting must 'accommodate representatives of all medical colleges' in West Bengal and the national media.
They said, "We leave the decision to choose the venue to such discussion with our delegates to the Chief Minister but it should accommodate representatives of all medical colleges of West Bengal and the national media. We want to join our duties as early as possible in the best interest of healthcare delivery to the common people."
Reportedly, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and junior doctors on strike will hold a meeting at West Howrah's Nabanna on Monday.