Asansol Violence: Babul Supriyo Accuses Mamata Banerjee-Led TMC


New Delhi: Since Monday’s clash over a Ram Navami rally at Raniganj in West Burdwan, BJP MP from Asansol, Babul Supriyo, has been kicking up a social media storm.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Babul Supriyo on Saturday blamed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the recent communal tension in the Asansol, saying that it was an outcome of her “appeasement politics”.

“Processions are taken out in West Bengal for a long time. There was a feeling of competition between communities. This is the outcome of Mamata Banerjee’s appeasement politics,” the Asansol MP said while talking to media here.

“I want you to ask her why all festivals of Bengal were celebrated in good gesture till 2011 and what [why] situation became tense after it,” he said.

The Ram Navami celebrations on March 25 had turned sour after clashes erupted in various parts of Bengal leaving three dead and several injured.

On March 28, the Centre sought a report from the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government on incidents of arson and violence.