BJP sends 3-MP delegation to violence-hit Dhulagarh in West Bengal

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:December 23, 2016 1:15 pm

A three-MP delegation of BJP will visit Dhulagarh in West Bengal on Saturday to look into incidents of violence, the party said claiming that its supporters and members of a particular community have been targeted. The delegation includes Satyapal Singh, a Lok Sabha member and former Mumbai Police Commissioner; Jagdambika Pal, also a Lok Sabha member, and Roopa Ganguly, a Rajya Sabha member from West Bengal.

Watch what else is making news:

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh will join the delegation once it reaches the state, party leaders said. BJP has alleged that the minority wing of the ruling Trinamool Congress has targeted Hindus in the area in Howrah district for their support to the saffron party. West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi enquired from the state Director General of Police Surajit Kar Purakayastha about the law and order situation there. According to information received from the Governor’s residence, Purakayastha briefed Tripathi on the matter.

“The governor asked the DGP to ensure peace and law and order in the area and to take strict action against the culprits,” a release issued by the Raj Bhavan said yesterday. Tension erupted in Dhulagarh when two groups reportedly clashed as a procession was brought out in the area last week.

As per a senior officer at the Howrah Commissionerate, police had to use tear gas to bring the situation under control when the groups hurled bombs at each other.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. A
    arun dass
    Dec 23, 2016 at 11:39 am
    all should be beware of mamata banerjee , she has the habit of cheating money from public , specially from hindu citizens , she has cheated Rs 50000 from my wife
    (0)(0)
    Reply
    1. C
      chandrashekhar
      Dec 23, 2016 at 8:44 am
      bjp is not ruling west bengal.and what is the cm mamata doing?sympathising with tamil nadu chief secretary and parasmal lodha.her sympathyy lies with these worthies only and not the poor riot victims of howrah.
      (0)(0)
      Reply
      1. H
        HR
        Dec 23, 2016 at 12:39 pm
        Any where in the country if their is a riot voters get polarized, bjp gains Hindu votes. Only argument bjp and its supporters have is there is 1984 Sikh riots and alleging congress involvement. Think about it, don't have to sell issues like development, poverty etc. A riot automatically lines up most of Hindu people behind bjp.Since Hindu potion is around 70% bjp always gains more votes. It's a riots party , a dunga party like in bhartiya riots party or bhartiya danga party.
        (0)(0)
        Reply
        1. M
          M. Mukherjee
          Dec 23, 2016 at 8:34 am
          BJP is trying to create a communal clash in West Bengal.
          (0)(0)
          Reply
          1. S
            SANJIV
            Dec 23, 2016 at 8:30 am
            YES MINORITIES ARE SAFE WHEN BJP IS IN POWER AS A FOX WOULD TAKE CARE OF CHICKS ! HA..HA..
            (0)(0)
            Reply
            1. Load More Comments
            Express Adda