West Bengal: BJP accuses TMC of provoking communal clashes; urges governor to intervene

The BJP team also apprised the Governor of the attack on Union minister Babul Supriyo two days back who was set to stage a protest against the arrest of some BJP workers.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:October 21, 2016 8:54 pm
http://images.indianexpress.com/2016/08/bjp-flag-in-delhi-1024.jpg BJP in West Bengal (Source: File Photo)

Accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) of “provoking and supporting communal riots”, the West Bengal unit of the BJP Friday met Governor KN Tripathi and urged him to intervene and “restore the rule of law” in the state.

“We have told the Governor how the TMC has helped rioters wreak havoc on Hindus at various parts of the state. In most of the cases, the police administration has acted in a partial manner and its personnel have been mute spectators,” senior BJP leader Jaiprakash Majumdar said.

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“There is a rapid rise of fundamentalism and anti-national forces in the state. All this is happening because the state government has decided to turn a blind eye to the situation for the sake of vote-bank politics,” Majumdar said.

His remarks were in reference to clashes during the recently-concluded Durga Puja festival and Muharram which the state government today described as “stray incidents” occasioned by “personal rivalry”.

The government also claimed that “quick action” was taken in all these incidents. The BJP team also apprised the Governor of the attack on Union minister Babul Supriyo two days back in Asansol when he was on his way to a police station to stage a protest against the arrest of some BJP workers.

The BJP Friday observed ‘Kala Diwas’ (black day) in the state to protest against the attack on Supriyo and alleged police brutalities on BJP supporters yesterday.