Kolkata: Cleverly ducking media’s barbs on the burning Malda communal clashes West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has trifled the issue by terming it as a mere law and order problem in her speech at the closing ceremony of Bengal Business Summit on Saturday.
Mamata visibly embarrassed when the issue was raised said, “There is no communal tension in West Bengal and the incident in Malda’s Kaliachak is a mere clash between the local people and BSF jawans.”
However, she failed to answer that if there is no communal flare up why a marauding Muslim mob torched Kaliachak police station along with dozens of vehicles and vandalized a Hindu locality.
Mamata’s attempt to cover up the issue is expected as the party is trying to woo the Muslim voters by their appeasement policies for electoral gains in the upcoming 2016 Assembly polls in the state.
As the CM is terming the incident as a mere law and order problem her administration busy in cover up. The police personnel employed in Kaliachak has been transferred and the charred vehicles have been removed from the site destroying crucial evidences. So far 10 people have been arrested but on this matter.
Describing the horror, a Hindu family recalled, “Thousands of people armed with sticks and swords overwhelmed the road shouting murder, some of them entered my house and torched my bike, they even thrashed my little daughter.”
Trinamool spokesperson Somnath Sinha Roy participating in a debate organized by Zee News ferociously claimed that there is no communal tension in West Bengal and went to the extent of even justifying he assault.
The Trinamool leadership is now busy roasting the political chicken on Malda fire and even declined to accept that if assumed that there is no communal clash, the marauders still need to be punished.
The state police who miserably failed to protect the innocent people’s property and stood mute during the assault has shown extraordinary zeal in arresting BJP leader Shamik Bhattacharya, acting like agents of the ruling government.
The Malda incident attracted attention after media reports highlighted the issue and Home Minister rajnath Singh sought a report from the state government. The Home Minister will also visit Malda on January 18 to take stock of the situation.
On the other hand, despite holding several business summit Mamata failed to attract investors and Bengal still remained deprived of vital fund flow. Well, the summit has provided Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to harp on his odd-even tune.