Left Front chairperson and senior leader of the CPI(M) Biman Bose on Sunday criticised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for inaugurating Durga pujas in the city and suburbs, much before the start of the festival season.“The inauguration of Durga pujas started almost three days before Mahalaya or the onset of Devi Pakya. This is unprecedented in West Bengal,” he said. He questioned the grand carnival to be organised by the government on October 23. While Ms. Banerjee was inaugurating pujas, an “innocent” student from Silliguri was arrested, he said, referring to Sukriti Ansh, who was allegedly arrested for participating in a protest against the government. Ms. Ansh was arrested at Howrah on October 10. CPI(M) MLA Sujan Chakratborty criticised the CM for inaugurating pujas. He said many small industries and jute mills closed ahead of the puja, putting the future of thousands of workers in jeopardy.