NEW DELHI: A BJP delegation was on Saturday prevented by police from entering Howrah district’s Dhulagarh town that had witnessed communal violence on Milad-un-Nabi on December 13.
“We had come with two MPs (Jagdambika Pal and Satyapal Singh) to see the situation but we were pushed back. That is very insulting to the BJP and shameful for West Bengal,” said BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha. Agitated BJP workers then blocked a road.
“We have strict orders not to let any political party enter Dhulagarh as it may worsen the law and order situation,” a district police official said. The BJP alleged that illegal Bangladeshi immigrants “patronised by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for electoral gains” had unleashed unprecedented communal violence targeting Hindus.
“The Trinamool supremo had entered into a quid pro quo deal with the anti-social elements ahead of the 2011 Assembly elections. After coming to power, she has allowed illegal immigrants from Bangladesh to get a firm base in West Bengal. They have unleashed unprecedented communal violence,” said BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh in New Delhi.
Singh further said the Trinamool’s minority wing headed by Lok Sabha member Idris Ali had been spearheading attacks against Hindus in areas where he said the BJP’s graph had risen.
Meanwhile, after arm-wrestling with the Centre over the deployment of Army personnel near the state secretariat, Mamata on Friday wrote to Home Minister Rajnath Singh against the deployment of CRPF personnel with every income tax raid team, without the prior permission of the state government.
Source: The New Indian Express