Trinamool Congress denies involvement in Burdwan blast

The BJP has accused the state govt of turning West Bengal into a safe haven for anti-national and Jihadi activities,

By: Press Trust of India | Kolkata | Published:October 5, 2014 7:21 pm

Trinamool Congress on Sunday denied any connection between the party and those involved in explosion in Burdwan district in which terror group links have been alleged. The party said that CPI(M) and BJP were making irresponsible comments to create unrest in ‘peaceful’ West Bengal.

“Both the CPI(M) and BJP are trying to create unrest in the state at a time when the Durga Puja festival has just ended and Eid celebrations are set to begin,” TMC national general secretary Mukul Roy informed reporters.

Reacting to Left Front Chairman Biman Bose’s allegation of nexus between TMC and the suspected militants in the explosion at Khagragarh in Burdwan district, Roy said, “while Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is keeping close contacts throughout the state Bimanbabu and BJP are trying to create unrest in peaceful Bengal through their irresponsible comments.”

The BJP has also accused the Mamata Banerjee government of turning West Bengal into a safe haven for anti-national and Jihadi activities, reacting to the October 2 blast in which 2 persons were killed.

BJP secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Sunday alleged in Delhi that the state government was destroying the evidence of the incident.

Roy said, “The way the CPI(M) and BJP are making wild allegations and irresponsible comments, it seems they are purposefully trying to create unrest in Bengal in tandem.”

“TMC does not have to learn patriotism from either BJP or the CPI(M),” he said.

Asked about the allegations that those involved in the blast had contacts with local TMC leadership, Roy said “investigation is on, only after it is completed it will be known what happened and who are involved.”

Roy appealed to the people to maintain peace and order in the face of “such wild allegations.”

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