We are not bothered about a few corrupt and greedy leaders who are switching to some other party, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.
TMC leaders are joining BJP as Mamata Banerjee has spread violence all across West Bengal and her party members are no longer in support of her, BJP leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya.
In a letter to the Prahlad Joshi, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Banerjee has said that the matter requires consultations with experts.
Banerjee asked police to appoint nodal officers for security of doctors at all government hospitals in the state as she met the striking medicos.
When asked by Banerjee if there was any police officer present when their colleague was assaulted at NRS Hospital, the doctors replied in the negative.
The West Bengal Chief Minister had earlier agreed to live coverage of her closed-door meeting with the agitating doctors.
The plea was filed on Friday in the wake of protests by doctors in West Bengal against assault on their colleagues by the family of a patient, who died on Monday night.
Safdarjung Hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Hospital, and RML Hospital will also be affected by the 24-hour strike.
Earlier in the day, the doctors said they were ready for an open dialogue with Mamata at a venue of her choice.
The spokesperson said the venue should be spacious enough to accommodate representatives from all medical colleges and hospitals in the state.
After an internal meeting the doctors, who had turned down an invite for a closed-door meeting with Banerjee, mellowed down and stated that they were ready to hold dialogue.
Federation of Resident Doctors Association called for symbolic strike in Delhi in support of Bengal medicos
Major hospitals under the Delhi government along with North Municipal Corporation-run Bara Hindu Rao hospital saw a protest by doctors who sported bandages on their heads on Saturday.
Banerjee cited instances of steps taken against doctors in a similar situation by other states, adding that the West Bengal government had not taken any tough action against them.
Earlier, the junior doctors on Saturday again refused to meet the CM behind closed doors saying they felt apprehensive.
The CM said the state was peaceful and that such an advisory should be sent to the Uttar Pradesh government about the encounter deaths in the past few years.