- Saumitra Khan alleged that the state government has “failed” to maintain law and order
- Khan said the government has allowed violence to escalate for vested political interests.
- He accused the ruling TMC of indulging in “cheap politics” and “allowing the violence to continue”.
West Bengal BJP MP Soumitra Khan on Saturday wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah demanding immediate deployment of central forces in the violence-hit Howrah district, where the controversial remarks made by two leaders of the saffron party against Prophet Mohammad were arson. Had happened.
Khan alleged that the state government had “failed” to maintain law and order in the disturbed areas and “allowed violence to escalate for vested political interests”.
“For the last two days, we have seen that the state government has completely failed to maintain law and order in Howrah district. This has allowed the protesters to wreak havoc. I have written a letter to Amit Shah ji and requested him to send central forces so that they can be deployed in disturbed areas.”
He accused the ruling TMC of indulging in “cheap politics” and “allowing violence to continue for vested political interest”.
Amit Malviya, senior BJP leader and co-in-charge of West Bengal, said that if the state government cannot act, the chief minister should allow the governor to deploy the army.
“Bengal Home Minister Mamata Banerjee has once again failed to manage law and order in the state. Her administration remains a mute spectator to the furious rioters as they burn and destroy property. If she is unable to act, So he should urge the governor to deploy the army,” he said on Twitter.
Responding to BJP’s allegations, senior TMC leader Kunal Ghosh said, “The state government has effectively dealt with the situation. The BJP is trying to spread violence in the state. They are trying to spread violence to Bengal and the country through their politics.” Trying to spoil the atmosphere.” of hatred.”
Protests broke out in several parts of Howrah on Friday over controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled leader Naveen Jindal.
Protesters clashed with police personnel in Dhulagarh, Panchala and Uluberia areas as law enforcers tried to end the blockade on the national highway. They torched police vehicles and damaged public property during the agitation.
Internet services have been suspended across the district till June 13, and prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC have been imposed in several areas such as Uluberia, Domjur and Panchala till June 15.
Commuters had to face trouble as the protesters blocked roads and railway tracks in the district. Several local and express trains were canceled due to the violence.