Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee finally broke her silence on the recent communal clashes across the state on social media on Monday. “We condemn terrorism as a threat to peace, stability, prosperity. We equally condemn communal terrorism that is more dangerous than anything,” she tweeted.
Meanwhile, at a press briefing earlier in the day, Chief Secretary Basudeb Bhattacharjee, had defined the clashes as “a few stray incidents” which had happened due to “personal rivalry”, while alleging that one or two media houses had published “distorted reports” in relation to the incidents. He warned that the state would take legal action against such publishing houses.
Bhattacharjee had also said that the state was “keeping its eyes open” and that the law would take its own course. The administration had taken steps to control such incidents, he had said.