Monday, Jan 22, 2018 | Last Update : 11:31 AM IST
Slams CM over ‘attacks’ on BJP workers.
Kolkata: BJP leader Mukul Roy on Saturday questioned chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s role as the home minister into the attack on the BJP workers allegedly by the Trinamul Congress activists in central Kolkata a day before.
According to him, the ruling party is taking the path of violence due to fear of losing votes in the upcoming elections.
“In the federal structure all have to discharge their responsibilities. The chief minister’s constitutional responsibility is that she is the home minister. Has the chief minister performed her duty as the home minister into what happened on Friday?” Mr Roy asked.
He claimed, “Like the CPI(M) did not allow the people to cast their votes, the Trinamul is similarly worried if the people can cast their votes, the result will be different. They have resorted to violent activities because they have been panicked. All the incidents of attacks are taking place out of the fear which has gripped the Trinamul.”
Mr Roy was speaking to the media at the office of chief electoral officer, West Bengal after demanding peace in the upcoming by-polls at the Noapara Assembly constitutency and the Uluberia Lok Sabha constituency. He also sought the deployment of the central para-military forces in both the by-polls.
Discounting Mr Roy’s claim Trinamul secretary general Partha Chatterjee bantered the BJP’s demonstration outside the police stations across the state. “Who would organise protests statewide? It would be possible for those who have their foot-soldiers everywhere,” he said. The education minister added, “The protests took place where the media reached. Unless there area nowhere. There is no doubt that these protests were a show in front of the media.”
Asked about Union minister Nitin Gadkari’s boycott of the Bengal Global Business Summit in protest of the attack on the BJP activists, Mr Roy claimed, “This government never shows its respect to the central government. So it is not mandatory that a representative of the union government have to be present. Last time also no representative from the Centre was present there.”