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Union Minister Babul Supriyo Accuses Mamata Banerjee Of Provoking Violence In The West Bengal

Written By Asia News International | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Union Minister Babul Supriyo accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of provoking violence in the state and employing her party workers and police for the same
  • He said, "The head of Bengali community is down with shame not only in India but across the world just because of the present scenario in West Bengal"

Union Minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo on Tuesday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of provoking violence in the state and employing her party workers and police for the same.

"The Chief Minister herself is provoking violence in the state and employing party workers and police for it. This government has no moral right to be in power," he told news agency ANI.

Asserting that the Mamata Banerjee-led government won't last till 2021, he said, "The head of Bengali community is down with shame not only in India but across the world just because of the present scenario in West Bengal."

On Tuesday, BJP leader Mukul Roy also wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah requesting him to take immediate and appropriate action to safeguard the lives of people of West Bengal as "anarchy and chaos" prevails in the state due to the violence.

The letter comes in the wake of a letter the TMC had written to the Home Minister on June 9 over the violence in the state.

Read: BJP Announces Black Day In West Bengal After Police Block Its Delegation From Taking Bodies Of Workers Allegedly Killed In Political Violence To Party Office

Earlier on June 11, 2019, two people were killed and three others severely injured when bombs were hurled at them late Monday night in the Kankinara area of West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.

The TMC claimed that the victims were supporters of the party and were targeted by miscreants hired by the BJP, a charge denied by the saffron party.

State minister and TMC's district president Jyotipriya Mallick alleged that the victims were targeted by miscreants hired by the BJP because they had voted for the ruling party in the state in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections.

BJP MP of Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency Arjun Singh, however, rubbished the allegations, saying that the incident was the result of a family feud and has no connection with politics.

The incident took place on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday at around 1 am in Baruipara, which is part of the Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency, when family members of Mukhtar were sitting outside, officials said.

 

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