• Associate Sponsor

Event on border issues: BSF DG KK Sharma attends RSS-affiliate meet

KK Sharma was present on the last day of the two-day conference that saw 300 delegates from Assam, Tripura and West Bengal.

Written by Ravik Bhattacharya | Kolkata | Published: February 12, 2018 3:08 am
BSF DG attends RSS-affiliate meet TMC MP Derek O’Brien tweeted this photo of K K Sharma, asking what the serving DG was doing at the function. (Source: Twitter)

The Director General (DG) of Border Security Force (BSF), K K Sharma, on Sunday attended a conference on border issues organised in Kolkata by an RSS-affiliate — Seemanta Chetana Mancha — sparking protests by the Trinamool Congress (TMC), which threatened to take up the issue with the Union Home Minister.

“What is the serving BSF DG, KK Sharma, doing in uniform at the ‘RSS-backed NGO’s function in Kolkata’? Will take the issue to the Home Minister,” TMC MP Derek O Brien tweeted in the evening.

Sharma was present on the last day of the two-day conference that saw 300 delegates from Assam, Tripura and West Bengal.

“DG BSF attended our programme and spoke on border issues for an hour. What is wrong in that? We are an NGO and not a political party. We have always served the country and worked in border areas. It is the duty of the BSF to liaison with organisations working for border development,” said Jagannath Senapati, the NGO’s (Bengal) organising secretary.

Meanwhile, BSF headquarters stated that “the event was an interaction on border management practices”. “The presentation from BSF entailed the role and task of BSF in the field of border management, the challenges thereof and the welfare activities undertaken by the force for the border population. It was emphasised that border management cannot be done without active participation of the border population. The exercise was to showcase BSF as a people-friendly force and it was exhorted that people living on the border areas are the eyes and ears of the force to face the multi dimensional challenges of border management,” said a statement by the BSF.

According to sources, Sharma shared the stage with the outfit’s national co-ordinator Gopal Krishnan, joint-national co-ordinator Murlidhar, member of BJP’s intellectual cell Mohit Roy and Rantideb Sengupta, former journalist and trustee of various RSS-backed NGOs.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. A
    Afzal Ahmad Khan
    Feb 13, 2018 at 12:57 am
    Whatever is happening in India presently is part of the RSS game-plan. The Hindutva cadres are deadly against the democratic-secular Indian polity. They have been demanding Hindu rule under Manusmriti. The Muslims are hated by the Hindutva gang not because they present any challenge to Hindus in the fields of prosperity, but they are hated because 90 percent of them hail from Dalits and by converting to Islam in the past they have improved their social status. This has created extreme hatred against Muslims. Cons utionally, they can’t convert India into a Hindu State. Therefore they are working overtime to encroach in the governance so that they can enforce their game plan. According to govt service rule no one can be affiliated with any political/communal organization. In the name of curbing anarchy the cur rulers plan to discard democracy establish dictatorship. Therefore Mr Sharma should be dismissed from service and should be prosecuted for criminal breach of rules oath