Amit Shah ‘worried’ over Bengal’s law and order

The BJP president will visit Kolkata in August for an interaction with leaders and party workers.

Written by Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay | Kolkata | Published:July 30, 2014 2:46 am
The BJP president also asked state leaders to chalk out plans to boost the party’s prospects at the 2016 Assembly polls. The BJP president also asked state leaders to chalk out plans to boost the party’s prospects at the 2016 Assembly polls.

BJP national President Amit Shah Tuesday expressed concern over the law and order situation of West Bengal and alleged ‘TMC goons’ of unleashing reign of terror in the state, before a delegation of senior state BJP leaders who met him in Delhi and submitted a report about the June 7 incident at Ilambazaar in Birbhum district in which party worker Rahim Shaikh was killed, allegedly by TMC workers. The BJP president also asked state leaders to chalk out plans to boost the party’s prospects at the 2016 Assembly polls.

The BJP president will visit Kolkata in August for an interaction with leaders and party workers. Party’s state unit president Rahul Sinha said Shah would also address a a few rallies during his visit.

Following the killing at Ilambazaar, a BJP delegation had visited the area and prepared a report.

“Our party president said the way opposition, including BJP workers, were being attacked in Bengal was totally unacceptable. He also said TMC goons had unleashed a reign of terror in the state, but police continues to remain a mute spectator,’’ the party’s central observer Siddharth Nath Singh said, adding Shah has said he would forward the report to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday.

“He said he was happy the way we are fighting in Bengal and assured us that the central leadership was with us. In view of the election of Kolkata Municipal Corporation next year and Assembly polls in 2016, he told us to build committes at the booth level and prepare for the contests. He also stressed that workers should plunge into propagating party ideals with a missionary zeal across the state ,’’ Sinha told The Indian Express.

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