West Bengal communal violence: Ram Madhav blames TMC, says it’s ‘home-grown project’

"Whatever is happening in West Bengal today is a sort of TMC's home grown project. Blame is completely on TMC," Ram Madhav said. Meanwhile, BJP MLA H Raja Singh urged Hindus in Bengal to respond to the violence in the same way as Hindus did in Gujarat in 2002.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 9, 2017 2:13 pm
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Attacking the Trinamool Congress government over the recent communal flare up in West Bengal, BJP’s Ram Madhav on Sunday said: “Whatever is happening in West Bengal today is a sort of TMC’s home-grown project. Blame is completely on TMC.”

On Saturday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her government will set up a judicial enquiry and strict action will be taken against those responsible for the riots. Addressing the media, Banerjee accused the Centre and BJP for disturbing peace in North 24-Parganas district.

Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA H Raja Singh urged Hindus in Bengal to respond to the violence in the same way as Hindus did in Gujarat in 2002. “Today, Hindus are not safe in the West Bengal state. Hindus in Bengal should respond to people involved in communal violence as Hindus in Gujarat did. Otherwise, soon Bengal will turn into Bangladesh,” he said in a video. He also asked “Bengal Tigers” to awake and unite in order to protect themselves.

Violence erupted in Baduria and Basirhat after a Class X student shared an objectionable post on Facebook. The 17-year-old boy was later arrested by the police. The government removed Superintendent of Police of North 24 Parganas district Bhaskar Mukherjee and ten other IPS officers for failing to control the violence. C Sudharkar Rao will take over his post as the new SP of North 24 Parganas.

Earlier on Saturday, BJP MPs Meenakshi Lekhi, Om Mathur and Satyapal Singh were detained for flouting section 144 imposed in the violence-hit areas. “Hum saansad hain pata hai aapko? Privilege motion aa jaayega to aap mar jaaoge (Do you know that I’m an MP? If we move the privilege motion, you’ll be finished), MP Om Mathur was heard saying to a police official. The other opposition party members were also detained when they tried to forcibly enter the area.

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    Ananthanarayanan
    Jul 10, 2017 at 5:47 pm
    Of the three unfinished agendas just before 1947, Junagadh got solved by Sardar Patelji. Kashmir got postponed because Nehru feared most virulent Pakistan because of par ion. Now Kashmir has become less virulent now and international air is blowing in favour of Hindus. Undivided Bengal is the most virulent and has got all the recipes to make it grab international headlines. In Bengal, it's not the question of Hindus versus Muslims because any treatment for this region's volatile social problem cannot be for namesake. If it's so, then the treatment will be only symptomatic. It's a question of radicalisation. Radicalisation here has got deep historical roots. Unless, India takes the help of other international powers, the solution will remain half done. War with China is a different question but what needs to be done is to isolate Bangladesh from Chinese influence. Chinese 'aid' to Bangladesh has to be cut off. Bangladesh borders with India have to be sealed.
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      sikan_der
      Jul 9, 2017 at 11:31 pm
      Chitta and bhadrapati devi are rss agents who have incited communal violence in muslim dominated areas and are now shedding crocodile tears after knowinlgy pushing innocent hindus into communal turmoil. They knew that hindu properties and lives in muslim majority areas will be vandalised after incitement. And from thereon these rss agents jumped in to show false concern for hindus whom they after meticulous planning had put in danger themselves. It was a well crafted plot of sanghis who wanted to create communal atmosphere in othrwise peaceful bengal for political mileage and both hindus and muslims have fallen into their trap. Thu on these immoral chaddidharis feeding on their own brethen blood.
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        Bhadrapati Devi
        Jul 9, 2017 at 9:44 pm
        Highly sophisticated and intellect Benglai Hindu has divided opinion and illiterate violent mongers Muslim mob can turn WB into a safe heaven for Muslim fundamentalist under the protection of Mamata Begum and CPM.
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          sahil
          Jul 9, 2017 at 8:05 pm
          reichminister madhav means to say that jhandelwalan is going to make Bengal the next home grown laboratory of hate like gujarat
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            Bhadrapati Devi
            Jul 9, 2017 at 9:36 pm
            Janab, Muslim mob started ethnic cleansing in WB. Why not a single Muslim gentlement still don't give against such violent 2000 strong Muslim mobs vandalized all properties of Hindu.
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            H.Balakrishnan
            Jul 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm
            As far back as 1976, the former IB Chief and later Governor of West Bengal, Shri T.V. Rajeshwar, in a two Article serial in the media, had highlighted the dangers of Islamisation of West Bengal and how the population demographics of the districts abutting Bangladesh were rapidly turning Muslim. 24 Parganas and Dinajpur were predicted to turn Muslim majority Districts. Warning that fell on SECULAR DEAF EARS. National Security be ed. Hey Ram
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              Bhadrapati Devi
              Jul 9, 2017 at 9:37 pm
              Exactly.
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              Raghav Sen
              Jul 9, 2017 at 6:09 pm
              Who i ram madhav. What he has to with Bengal. This is suspicious.
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                Bhadrapati Devi
                Jul 9, 2017 at 9:39 pm
                When WB is burning your are colluding with criminal illegal migrant. Time will tell you true when your turn come.
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                Michelle:vedic;human
                Jul 9, 2017 at 5:47 pm
                Ram gadhaav is pure communalist. He can feast on dead bodies of innocent lives for his profit. Shame on such characterless politician.
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                  George
                  Jul 9, 2017 at 5:10 pm
                  There is no use placating any religious orthodoxy. It will take it as pandering to its baser instincts like feudalism, masculinism and fanaticism. Bengal violence should be eye opener for both Mamata and BJP. Ram Madhav is a sophisticated chauvinist. His party is feeding the baser instincts of Hindus all over India. We will have to wait and see what this monster of communal poison will create in India in the long term. We have more Muslims in India than Pakistan and all countries other than Indonesia. How this 14 crore strong population is going to be subordinated as second class citizens and an underclass in their own country, which is the BJP game plan to win votes, will have to be seen. That will prove the theory that Hindus always require to oppress a big enough underclass to flourish. If yesterday it was Dalits, today it is Muslims. This theory will have to be proven wrong for India to flourish.
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                    George Cruz
                    Jul 9, 2017 at 7:34 pm
                    The W.bengal is a basket case of the congress party, the communists, and the TMC appea t and allowing millions of illegal Bangladeshi Muslims into W.Bengal. Now, all these parties have bear the responsibility for the terror/killing done by the illiterate Bangladeshi Muslims. This problem was prevalent for the last decade but shrugged under the rug by the TMC and its leaders like Mamata and the anglo Christian Derek O'brien for vote bank, loot the wealth using scams.
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                      kamal singh rawat
                      Jul 9, 2017 at 11:13 pm
                      And what us your opinion on minorities in Pakistan and Bangladesh vis a vis India. Janaab, Hindus don't want appea t. Hindus have never exploited Dalits or minorities. According to your logic the crimes committed by churches all over the world means Christians are Communal ? I do not agree Regards
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