After Bengaluru and Assam, WB says ‘NO’ to Togadia


Kolkata: The WB government has issued a circular which states that anyone who disrupts the communal harmony will not be allowed to enter the premises of the state. The circular has been sent to all the law and order bodies and institutions of the state. The circular also states that the President of Viswa Hindu Parishad, Praveen Togadia has been prohibited from entering in any district of West Bengal. The state administration also states that if anyone fails to abide by this circular, he will be arrested at once.

Praveen Togadia is slated to visit West Bengal on April 5. Ahead of his visit, the state government releases this kind of a circular. The move has undoubtedly stirred up the political permutations and combinations ahead of the municipal polls.

Notably, when Togadia started the ‘Ghar Wapsi Andolan’, he had visited West Bengal. At that time, the Mamata Banerjee government did not issue any circular in this regard. This time the state government has issued a circular barring Togadia from entering West Bengal because of the coming civic polls. Opinion says, the move remains a clear example that TMC has tried to pour chilled water on the campaigning of BJP. Because the government worries that BJP and its offshoots will propagate communal tensions in West Bengal by making the ‘sensitive religious issues’ as their weapons.

In the past, Praveen Togadia was not allowed to carry out his campaign in Bengaluru. He was also debarred from entering Assam.