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Situation in West Bengal could invite central intervention under Article 356: BJP

Situation in West Bengal could invite central intervention: BJP

On a day, West Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah on the law and order situation in the state, the BJP on Monday stepped up attack on chief minister Mamata Banerjee saying the situation in the state could demand central intervention under Article 356.

”This is a government (West Bengal) being run by the power of guns, pistols and bombs,” Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP in charge of West Bengal told reporters New Delhi.
He alleged if the situation continues, it will be in fairness of things that the central government will have to intervene and also make use of the provisions of Article 356.

”Mamata Banerjee herself is responsible for the violence and she is instigating people to take revenge of Trinamool defeat in general elections. Even while we speak in Haldia, a Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) function was disturbed,” he said.

He alleged that Trinamool leadership has created a ground wherein workers come in direct confrontation with the BJP workers and try to spark off violence.

Vijayvargiya said both chief minister Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee are directly responsible for repeated incidents of violence.

Countering¬† Banerjee’s charge that BJP is responsible for violence in West Bengal, he said the saffron party workers have never experienced power in the state and how can ”our workers indulge in violence when all trouble-makers are in the Trinamool Congress.

In a significant development, the West Bengal Governor met the Prime Minister and Union home minister and apprised him about the situation of the state which has witnessed clashes between the cadres of ruling TMC and the BJP.

The Union home ministry has viewed the recent incidents of violence with deep concern and sent an Advisory to the State Government.

The West Bengal government on late Sunday evening asserted that that the situation in the state was under control. (UNI)