BJP turns Facebook into Fakebook, says Mamata

"The BJP is sometimes rioting, and at other times indulging in arson — this seems to be their only work."

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:July 11, 2017 3:47 am
mamata banerjee, BJP West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo)

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged that the BJP is turning Facebook into ‘Fakebook’ by posting fake pictures to fuel communal violence in the state and vowed to stop such “conspiracies” against her government. Banerjee accused the Centre of letting in outsiders from across the international border to foment riots in Bengal.

Addressing a public meeting in Nandakumar area of East Midnapore district today, Banerjee said, “The people of Bengal will not tolerate the fact that BJP is turning Facebook into ‘Fakebook’ by posting fake pictures and fake news to meet their political ends. We respect Facebook, but not any ‘Fakebook’. An incident in Comilla in Bangladesh is being passed off as having occurred in Bengal, and a clip taken from a Bhojpuri film is being shown as having taken place in the state.

The BJP is sometimes rioting, and at other times indulging in arson — this seems to be their only work. We pledge that we won’t let such things happen here. And for this, we will stay united.”

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    Kamal
    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:03 am
    People of Bengal will certainly not tolerate this uncivilised , uncouth party . They will get a bigger kick on their back in next election
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    Tanwir Shihab
    Jul 11, 2017 at 9:35 am
    Actually BJP and its affiliates love to escalate communal divide. Stocking fire by spreading rumor and propaganda is their expertise. Circulating unrelated photo clips on whats up and Facebook with sole purpose of instigating the unsuspected is their preferred method. The mischief mongering that have been reported from Bashirhat is nothing new as we have witnessed the same pattern elsewhere, be it Muzaffarnagar or Gujarat. At a time when the need of the hour is to crush the rabble rousing and foster amity among communities, its MLA is bent at stocking communal fire with his nefarious advise of repeating Gujarat in Bengal. I think all such elements whether among Muslims or other community who love to foment ill-will among peace loving people must be incarcerated or otherwise punished heavily by the state to send a right message of law order being upper most.
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