On the second day of their protest in the heart of the national capital, prominent Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders, Abhishek Banerjee and Derek O'Brien, were detained by the Delhi Police. This protest is a part of the ongoing demonstration organized by the TMC to demand equitable distribution of central funds for West Bengal. Their detention came as a significant development during the protest, which aimed to draw attention to West Bengal's grievances regarding the allocation of central funds.
The Trinamool Congress had organized this demonstration to emphasize the importance of fair and unbiased distribution of central funds, particularly in the context of schemes like MGNREGA and Awas Yojana. The leaders and supporters of the TMC had gathered at Rajghat in Delhi to raise their voices against perceived disparities in fund allocation.
The detention of Abhishek Banerjee, Derek O'Brien, and other TMC leaders reflects the ongoing tension and political disagreements between the TMC-led West Bengal government and central authorities. The protest, while peaceful, underscores the urgency with which the TMC seeks to address the issue of fund distribution to ensure the welfare and development of West Bengal's citizens.
As the situation unfolds, it remains to be seen how this protest will impact the dialogue between the TMC and the central government regarding the allocation of funds to West Bengal.