At least three bombs were hurled at BJP MP Arjun Singh’s house in the early hours of Wednesday, but there were no casualties. The incident happened around 6.30 am. According to reports, the BJP leader was in Delhi at the time of the incident, but his family members were inside the house. The bombs have left marks on the door of the MP.
While there was no reaction from the BJP MP on the incident, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar posted about the “infinite violence” in Bengal unabated and said he has expressed his concern to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
“Violent violence in West Bengal shows no sign of abating. The bomb blast outside the residence of Member of Parliament Arjun Singh this morning is worrying for law and order. Expect prompt action (by Bengal Police). With regard to his safety. This issue has been flagged earlier to @MamataOfficial,” Dhankhar tweeted.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has blamed the ruling Trinamool Congress for the attack. Nandigram MLA Suvendu Adhikari accused Mamata Banerjee’s party of providing “impunity” to the criminals.
“Throwing a bomb at the residence of Madhya Pradesh @ArjunsinghWB confirms our allegation that criminals have been assured of impunity by their masters within the West Bengal administration. Otherwise they would not dare to commit such an act. However, @ArjunsinghWB is made of steel, don’t be intimidated,” the official tweeted.
Bengal BJP vice-president Ritesh Tiwari said that the attack on Arjun Singh’s house confirms that ‘goondaraj’ is happening under TMC in Bengal.
“Resident of MP @ArjunsinghWB ji attacked by miscreants, they came and threw bombs. If MP and MLA’s house is not safe then anyone can understand the condition of common man in Bengal. This incident shows that [email protected] AITCofficialled @MamataOfficial continues in Govt.,” Tiwari said in a tweet.