Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is provoking violence in the state, Union Minister Babul Supriyo alleged on Tuesday.
Talking about the deaths of the BJP workers in West Bengal, Babul Supriyo claimed that Mamata Banerjee was responsible for the violence and she was using her party workers and police for the job.
Babul Supriyo’s statement came a day after his party BJP took out a protest march for the alleged murder of five party workers by TMC in Sandeshkhali Assembly the constituency of North 24 Parganas district last week. Ruling TMC, on the other hand, has alleged that a member of their party was killed by BJP supporters.
In another case, the BJP has alleged that a party supporter was hacked to death by TMC workers for chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Howrah district’s Sarpota village on Monday night.
Though police confirmed the death of 43-year-old Samatul Doloi, whose body was found in a field at Sarpota village under Amta Police Station limits, officers were tight-lipped about the cause of the death.
BJP’s Howrah rural president Anupam Mullick claimed that Doloi was a party supporter and was killed by Trinamool Congress workers for chanting “Jai Shri Ram”. Denying the charge, Trinamool Congress MLA Samir Panja said the truth will come out in an impartial probe.
On Monday, a protester at the march organised by BJP leader Mukul Roy told that communal disharmony was the result of Mamata Banerjee letting in illegal Rohingyas in West Bengal. “This is a trick to make up for the loss in Lok Sabha election by preparing for the Vidhan Sabha vote. The villagers are weeping as Mamata tries to kick out Hindus. This has now become Pakistan,” a protestor told.
Speaking to media, Union Minister Babul Supriyo said that “the links of accused with Rohingyas was a shocking revealtion”. “The Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government had no moral right to be in power,” he said.