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West Bengal violence: Mamata Banerje is running 'communal government,' says BJP leader

Siliguri (West Bengal): BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha Friday said that Mamata Banerje was running a "communal government" in West Bengal since it was supporting only one community.

Adopting communal line as government policy, the chief minister is backing only one community and ignoring the other, Sinha alleged at a party meeting in Siliguri.

File image of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. PTI

File image of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. PTI

"She (Banerjee) is also sparking fire everywhere. She sets Darjeeling on fire and went to Netherlands. on return, she allows Baduria to burn," Sinha said at a party meeting here. But the problem is she is not trying to douse the flames, the BJP leader said.

Even as the Darjeeling hills were in turbulence for nearly a month capped by an indefinite bandh called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, a communal clash took place at Baduria in North 24-Parganas district, he said.

Sinha demanded resignation of the chief minister for her alleged failure to contain the situation in Darjeeling hills and Baduria.

The chief minister was not allowing anyone to go near Basirhat, he said. The administration Friday stopped teams of Left Front, Congress, and BJP from visiting the riot-hit places.

"She is not allowing anyone to go there fearing that her failure (to contain the situation) would be exposed," Sinha claimed. The BJP national secretary had his lunch at the impoverished house of Bhagirath Roy, a mason, here.

He was accompanied by other party leaders. BJP president Amit Shah too had a lunch at a tribal home in Naxalbari, near West Bengal, in April. The tribal family, however, joined Trinamool Congress a fortnight later.

Updated Date: Jul 07, 2017 17:44 PM

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