April 29, 2015
#NoToBandh, tweets Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Chairperson Ms Mamata Banerjee today tweeted “#NoToBandh” – her first tweet which is just a hashtag.
Throughout Wednesday #NoToBandh was among the few frequently-tweeted hashtags with people from all walks of life, not just in Kolkata but across India and the world, using the micro-blogging site to vent their ire against bandh culture.
A spokesperson of the All India Trinamool Congress said, “Other parties trend hashtags on Twitter using paid trolls. This is a first hashtag that has been trended by people.”
Earlier, WB CM appealed to the CPM and BJP to withdraw their bandh for the sake of relief operations in earthquake-ravaged Nepal and north Bengal. She also gave a stern message that the administration would take all steps top ensure normalcy of life.
Here are some noteworthy #NoToBandh tweets:
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) April 29, 2015
If u live in Bengal/Kolkata please make a special effort to get to school/college/office on Thurs. Say #NoToBandh called by election losers
— Derek O’Brien (@quizderek) April 29, 2015
We are going ahead with premier of #Nirbaak tomorrow #Kolkata #NoToBandh
— Mahendra Soni (@iammony) April 29, 2015
There are other ways to protest – shutting down life is not the way! #Bengal say a firm: #NoToBandh
— Gunjan Chakrabarty (@Gunjan47) April 29, 2015
@silarindam: We are shooting with a unit of about a 100 members tomorrow. Believe in work always. No Bandhs. #NoToBandh
— Arindam Sil (@silarindam) April 29, 2015
Who will compensate the small stall owners for one day’s loss? Some poeple can’t afford one square meal if they don’t earn #NoToBandh
— অগ্নিভ নিয়োগী (@Aagan86) April 29, 2015
My daughter has school, mother needs to go to the temple, i have office and my brother is coming by flight tomorrow. #NoToBandh @quizderek
— abirchoudhury (@adhirchoudhury) April 29, 2015
Bandhs cause nothing but inconvenience & loss of productivity. #Bengal rejects bandh called by Left & BJP. #NoToBandh pic.twitter.com/Tt7TUe5Kre
— Sumana De (@SumanaDe) April 29, 2015
I stand for #NoToBandh. Bandhs lead to loss of productivity, curbs peoples right to move around freely, lose-lose situation.
— Priyanka Gupta (@prigupta92) April 29, 2015
Bandh never did any good to the people of Bengal. It is a Left idea which never did any good for the people. #NoToBandh @quizderek
— Soumyadip Biswas (@soumyadip6) April 29, 2015
From a constant hartal & Band state to watching a WB politician trending #NoToBandh ?? Take a bow @quizderek ..What a transformation !!!
— Rahul Vaasu (@RahulVaasu) April 29, 2015