Kolkata, June 15 : Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee hit back at Ministry of Home Affairs adcisory and said that Centre should send such advisories to states like Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat where “several murders have been reported in the last couple of years”.
Yesterday, the MHA had sought separate reports from the West Bengal government on the ongoing doctors’ strike and on political violence which had led to the death of 160 people in the past four years.
In its advisory, the MHA said that this trend of political violence from 2016 through 2019 indicated that the law-enforcement machinery of the state had failed.
The opposition parties demanded her resignation.
Addressing a press conference Mamata claimed that West Bengal is a very “peaceful” state with no such situation.
Slamming the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh she said since the party came to power many people were killed in the state in the name of encounter.
On Gujarat, she claimed that people there are not allowed to lodge FIRs in Gujarat and speaking on the doctors’ strike, she said incidents like these happen in a democracy.
Meanwhile, after MHA’s advisory BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha demanded Mamata’s resignation saying the MHA’s advisory proves that law and order situation under TMC’s rule has deteriorated in Bengal.
Mamata is playing with fire due to which the situation has worsened so much, said CPI(M) central committee member Sujan Chakraborty and blamed both the TMC as well as BJP for this law and order situation.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC), however, accused the BJP government at the Centre of “targeting Bengal” for political reasons.