West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday blamed “certain comments” of some political figures, including “those by an aspirant of high office” for the flare-up in Assam, which claimed 32 lives.
“Certain comments of some political parties, including those by an aspirant of high office, are adding fuel. Their language must be controlled and they should not play politics with fire where innocent lives are involved,” Mamata said on Facebook apparently hinting at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi without taking his name.
Earlier in the day, Modi, addressing an election meeting in Bankura said Bangladeshi infiltrators, who were allowed into the country for votebank politics, would have to go back, while refugees who have been thrown out of Bangladesh on religious grounds would be greeted with open arms.
“BJP’s position is very clear, votebank politics has destroyed the country… Those who are Bangladeshi infiltrators, will have to go back,” Modi had said.
Urging all political parties not to politicise the incident, which she described as “most unfortunate and a shame”, Mamata said, “I am very much shocked about the violence in Assam where innocent Bengali-speaking minority and tribal brothers are being brutally murdered. This is most unfortunate,” she said.