Central BJP delegation to visit WB again to probe TMC attack

Central BJP delegation to visit WB again to probe TMC attack

Mounting further pressure on the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, the BJP is sending yet another central delegation to check into reports of alleged attacks by Trinamool workers on BJP supporters in different parts of the state.

 Upping the ante, the BJP has also submitted a report to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the state’s law and order situation.

The visit scheduled for June 15 would be the second by a central BJP delegation.

 The first took place during the last week of May when a series of clashes broke out between Trinamool and BJP supporters over a celebration after the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 A detailed report on it was submitted to Singh on Friday.
The decision to send another team was taken by Singh after the death of a BJP worker, Sheikh Rahim, in Birbhum district of West Bengal on June 7. Rahim allegedly died at the hands of Trinamool supporters.

Study group

The four-MP ‘study group’ will include BJP vice-president Balbir Punj, national observer in-charge of West Bengal, Siddharth Nath Singh, Kirti Azad and BJP Minority Morcha head, Abdul Rashid, said BJP state president Rahul Sinha.

The five-member team that visited Bengal in May included Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Meenakshi Lekhi, Siddharth Nath Singh, S S Ahluwalia and Babul Supriyo.

In its report, it was stated that more than 200 workers had been injured in the post-poll violence due to attacks by Trinamool workers.

The ruling party has refuted the charges. The BJP and the Trinamool have been at loggerheads ever since the saffron party won two seats in the state and increased its vote share from six per cent to 17 per cent.

After the scheduled visit, the team will hand over its findings to the National Minority Commission.

“A massive spate of post-poll violence has been unleashed against BJP workers and activists across Bengal. The main perpetrators of these attacks are workers and leaders of the ruling party,” said BJP state secretary Ritesh Tewari.

He further claimed that the attacks on BJP workers have been reported from Coochbehar in north Bengal to the Sunderbans in south Bengal.