Doctors' strike: Mohan Bhagwat castigates Mamata Banerjee, says violence in Bengal took place due to her 'desperation' for power

Nagpur: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has targeted West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee over the political violence, attributing the happenings in the state to her "desperation" for power.

It is the responsibility of the (Mamata) government to act in the interest of the people and implement law and order through strict action, Bhagwat said.

 Doctors strike: Mohan Bhagwat castigates Mamata Banerjee, says violence in Bengal took place due to her desperation for power

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaking at an event in Nagpur on Sunday. Image courtesy: Twitter/@RSSorg

Bhagwat criticised the West Bengal administration for the violence that erupted in the state during the Lok Sabha elections and has continued since then.

"What is happening in West Bengal?" he asked. "Has anything like this ever happened? Action should be taken by the administration," Bhagwat said, at the concluding programme of the third year of training scheduled for RSS volunteers on Sunday night.

Lamenting the political killings in West Bengal, he said those being killed may belong to a certain party, but calling people who protest such killings as 'outsiders' is wrong. Banerjee has often blamed 'outsiders' for causing trouble in the state.

"Whatever is happening in West Bengal should not happen. It is not happening in other states. If some goons and those with aggressive tendencies are resorting to this, the administration should step in to curb it. It is the duty of the state to implement law and order," Bhagwat said.

In an apparent reference to the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, Bhagwat said people of the country have reposed faith in the present government for the promises fulfilled by them in the last five years, although some of them still need to be fulfilled.

"The Sangh and society are voters and not contestants. We put in our efforts for 100 percent voting and we think our efforts are bearing fruits though it may not be 100 percent," he said.

Bhagwat said people are learning from every election and voting with maturity for the unity and progress of the country.

Updated Date: Jun 17, 2019 15:50:12 IST