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Statewide protest for JEE in Bengal: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 07 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the Trinamool would hold protest marches across all blocks on November 11 as the benefit of writing the JEE examination in a student’s regional language must be given to all students.

A meeting of the expanded working committee of Trinamool Congress took place at Trinamool Bhavan today.Ms Banerjee said the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya case was expected next week, and she hoped that there would be no untoward incidents. ” The unity of the country must not be affected, ” she added.

About holding the national-level Joint Entrance Examination in Bengali, she said it was a just demand as many students across the country would benefit. ” There is no problem with holding the examination in Gujrati, ” she stated. ” But the benefit of writing the examination in a student’s regional language must be given to all students, ” the Trinamool chairperson observed.

On the above issue, the party would hold protest marches across all blocks on November 11 from 2 pm to 3 pm. Trinamool Yuva Congress would participate too. She said other parties would be invited to join the movement. In the context of education, she said, ” The BJP has been changing a lot of things. Even National Education Day would be celebrated after a leader of their choice, rather than the educationist Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. ”

She extended her best wishes to all for various festivals. November 10 is Nabi Dibas and November 12 is the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. She will participate in the programme organised by the Sikh community at the Maidan on November 11 and will visit a gurdwara in Siliguri on November 12.

On November 13, she will visit the Ras Mela in Cooch Behar. There is a meeting with Trinamool workers the next day. She will return to Kolkata on the 15th. From November 18 to 20, there are party programmes in Malda, Murshidabad and Dakshin Dinajpur districts. The Bangladeshi Prime Minister is coming to Kolkata on November 22 to watch the cricket match at Eden Gardens. Ms Banerjee will be there too.