On Friday, the Union home ministry summoned West Bengal’s DGP and chief secretary on December 14 regarding the law and order situation in the state. This comes a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) chief JP Nadda’s convoy was attacked.
On Thursday, Nadda along with BJP leaders Dilip Ghosh and Kailash Vijayvargiya was on his way to the Diamond Harbour to attend the party’s organisational meeting when the convoy in which he was seated was attacked. The video of the assault that went viral on social media showed windshields of the convoy shattered as stones were thrown at it.
Union home minister Amit Shah condemned the attack and said that the Trinamool Congress (TMC)-ruled government will be answerable to the peace-loving people of West Bengal.
“The attack on BJP president JP Nadda is condemnable. No matter how much we condemn, it will not be enough. The Centre is taking this very seriously. The West Bengal government will be answerable to the peace-loving people of the state for this,” Shah’s tweet roughly translated from Hindi read.
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The Centre on Thursday had sent a communication to Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and sought a detailed report on the law and order situation in the state and the steps taken by the government to ensure peace.
Dhankar further said that chief minister Mamata Banerjee has to follow the Constitution adding that the law and order situation has been continuously worsening for long.
Meanwhile, TMC MP Mahua Moitra hit out at the BJP by saying that Thursday’s attack was staged by the BJP and that is why their security could not foil the attack.
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“Had heard of college BYOB parties. BJP having a BYOS (Bring Your Own Security) party every day in Bengal – CRPF, CISF and every central force imaginable accompanies each two-bit leader who visits. Shame they can’t protect you from staged ‘attacks’,” Moitra tweeted.