Accusing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of practising “appeasement politics”, BJP asked her to break her “silence” on communal violence at Dhulagarh in the state.
BJP National Secretary Sidharth Nath Singh told reporters that the minority wing leaders of Trinamool Congress were allegedly targeting Hindus, especially in six districts where BJP has shown growth, and said BJP will send a delegation of MPs there to look into the incident.
The state unit has also been asked to move NHRC over it. “Hindus are being targeted by the minority wing… For over six days this dance of communalism is happening in Dhulagarh in Howrah district. You (Mamata) have not said anything. She must break her silence,” he said.
100 such communal incidents have happened since TMC came back to power this year, he alleged. He also referred to a fatwa issued by Shahi Imam of Kolkata s Tipu Sultan Masjid Syed Mohammad Nurur Rahman Barkati in which a call to stone state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh to death was allegedly given. Singh said TMC’s minority wing head Idris Ali was with the Imam.
The Imam moves around in the state in an unauthorised beacon car, he claimed. “This is a glowing example of her minority appeasement politics,” he said. While Banerjee address meetings in Delhi, Patna and Lucknow against note ban, she has kept quiet at the violence happening in her state, he said. Suggesting that the jan dhan accounts in the state were misused to deposit black money, he claimed about Rs 10000 crore were put in these accounts.
On the one hand she says the state is full of poor farmers and on the other so much money has been deposited in these accounts, he said, asking her to explain this mismatch. “The reality is that all the black money TMC made has been rendered waste by demonetization,” he alleged. Referring to the incidents of artists and writers returning their award over “intolerance” issue, he said they should not keep silence now and speak up.