Basirhat violence Highlights: West Bengal BJP submits memorandum to Guv demanding President’s Rule

Basirhat violence LIVE updates: Earlier today, a central team comprising party MPs Meenakshi Lekhi, Om Mathur and Satyapal Singh was stopped from visiting the riot-hit Basirhat and its members were detained.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 8, 2017 9:05 pm
Basirhat, West Bengal, Basirhat violence, BJP Basirhat, West Bengal Basirhat, Mamata Banerjee, Basirhat violence live updates: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said she will ask for a judicial inquiry into the incidents at Baduria and Basirhat.

Amid violence in West Bengal’s Basirhat area on Saturday, state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressed a press conference where she appealed for calm in Basirhat, Baduria and Darjeeling. In a statement to the media, Banerjee said: “We will ask for a judicial enquiry into incidents at Baduria, Basirhat.” Meanwhile, earlier today, a central team comprising party MPs Meenakshi Lekhi, Om Mathur and Satyapal Singh was stopped from visiting the riot-hit Basirhat and its members were detained. The three MPs, who left for Basirhat after arriving here from Delhi, were stopped by the police near Birati, close to the airport.

Lekhi told news agency ANI: “Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) is not applicable here and they cannot arrest us. They should have taken us to other jurisdiction and let them decide. The contradiction is that on one side they are not letting three members of the Parliament to travel and on the other hand they are saying everything is under control. On what basis are they arresting I don’t know.”

Basirhat violence Highlights: 

07.30 pm: Man held in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district for trying to incite communal violence by circulating photo on social media. According to a senior Kolkata Police officer, Bhabatosh Chatterjee (38) of Rupnagar in Sonarpur was arrested from his residence for uploading a still photograph on the social media and claiming that it was an image of Baduria, the scene of an ongoing communal unrest.

07.20 pm: West Bengal govt returns additional 400 BSF troops sent for deployment in riot-hit areas of North 24-Parganas district: MHA sources

05. 10 pm: West Bengal BJP submits memorandum to WB Governor demanding imposition of President’s Rule in state.

04.30 pm: Reports requested by Central Govt to facilitate review in Darjeeling and Basirhat are being delayed by West Bengal government: MHA sources

3:37 pm: Centre has a non-cooperative attitude, border areas are being disturbed with foreign hands having good relations with BJP: WB CM

3:32 pm: I appeal to Darjeeling to not resort to violence & instead make peace: WB CM Mamta Banerjee

3:23 pm: We will ask for judicial inquiry into incidents at Baduria and Basirhat: Mamata Banerjee

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    ansuman
    Jul 9, 2017 at 3:43 am
    Mumtaj Begam your days are numbered now.sooner or later your gang of corrupt ,inept leaders and anti national Muslims will face the music as Hindus are about to kick you all out and put you in jail for your crime.
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      rk
      Jul 9, 2017 at 12:46 am
      Just goto Malda n see to know the truth.. One will wonder whether we r living in India or another country(....). Situation is "under control" means or does not mean a lot of things..
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        Tapash Kumar Home
        Jul 9, 2017 at 12:46 am
        It is only "Didigiri" in West Bengal.President Rule has become necessary in the best interest of the State.
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          Agreed
          Jul 8, 2017 at 8:18 pm
          Governor of WB who was appointed Governor after he was FED with Mumbai models and because of which he became a governor, hasn't totally agreed to impose President's rule.
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            An Observer
            Jul 8, 2017 at 6:12 pm
            Mamta Benejee is a big shame on India and Indian politics. She must go now. Enough is enough. She is clearly playing the Muslims against Hindus.
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              chitta
              Jul 8, 2017 at 7:50 pm
              Mamata Banerjee is future PM.
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                k basu
                Jul 8, 2017 at 8:28 pm
                and pigs can fly
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              RAKESH KUMAR
              Jul 8, 2017 at 5:19 pm
              And the judge should be Umesh Kumar Banerjee of Godhra fame or like minded who should give a report that Hindus of Bengal are in self destruction mode. They are burning their houses property and killing themselves to malign peace-loving Muslims.
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                module
                Jul 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm
                WELL SAID DIDI AND KEEP GOING LIKE THIS. EXCEPT TMC, NOT OTHER PARTY CAN PREVENT OR PROTECT THE STATE FORM BJP OR RSS. ENTIRE COUNTRY IS SUFFERING WITH HINDU, MUSLIM, CHRISTIAN, MINORITY CONFLICT AND VIOLATIONS. IN ONE HAND BJP GIVING MORE TICKETS TO MUSLIMS AND OTHER HANDS THEY WANTS HINDU TO RULE. SUCH DOUBLE STANDARD POLITICS WILL NOT WORKS IN INDIA. MORE OVER BJP DOES HAVE KNOWLEDGE, WHAT IS THE MEANING OF BEEF OR COW OR BULL. THEIR TOP TO BOTTOM LEADERSHIPS ARE UNCULTURED AND UNEDUCATED AND JUST DIVING INDIA.
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                  Vijay
                  Jul 8, 2017 at 4:42 pm
                  Moron, go get your skull thoroughly examined by brain specialists and neurologists. Also, take some English Grammar classes. , TMC crook.
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                    Swadeshi
                    Jul 8, 2017 at 5:53 pm
                    so for protecting against RSS / BJP you have decided to kill and butcher all Hindus in Bengal... Come on...there is no power on Earth to eliminate hindus from Kolkata the sacred place of mother goddess Kali...beware you snakes ...your days are numbered.
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                    Damodar Biswal
                    Jul 8, 2017 at 4:12 pm
                    Sorry Mamata too little too late.At least u could have asked the police to be impartial when the communal flare off started stead,u prefered to take the sides of the minorities,which is unfair.U r the CM of Bengal.Why do u forget this.I see in the TV news that u have extended ur support to Lalu in his CBI raid case.This is unfortunate.I thought u r a non corrupt politician n will condemn all sorts of corruption.This Bashihat communal flare off is beginning of ur end.Just mark my words.
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