Kolkata, Oct 14 (PTI) BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha today criticised the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for “mishandling” the Darjeeling situation and demanded that she should resign from the post of state Home minister.Also Read - Mamata Banerjee To Send Rs 10,000 To 9.5 Lakh Students To Buy Smartphones, Tabs

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“Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has failed to handle the Darjeeling situation. It is due to her mishandling of the situation that incidents of violence are taking place. She should resign from the post of state Home minister as it is due to her mishandling of the situation so many people have died,” Sinha told reporters. Also Read - Mamata Banerjee Calls For Three-Day Protest in Kolkata Against Centre's Farm Laws

A sub-inspector was killed and four other policemen were seriously injured after alleged Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters, owing allegiance to its chief Bimal Gurung, fired at a police team in a forest area near Darjeeling yesterday.

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