Burdwan blast: Opposition parties train guns on Mamata

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
  • Updated: Oct 06, 2014 00:24 IST

Burdwan blast once again pushed West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in a corner as opposition raises chorus alleging Trinamool Congress is harbouring fundamentalists in the state.

“On the day of Gandhi Jayanti, two Indian Mujahideen jihadis were killed and a third injured critically in West Bengal’s Burdwan town. They were making IEDs for their RDX explosives when it blew up in the house of a Trinamool Congress leader Nurul Hasan Choudhury. Also used as regional Trinamool Congress party HQ. Housed woman and children to avoid suspicion,” reads BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy’s Facebook post.

Left Front chairman Biman Bose alleged that Trinamool Congress of having a nexus with the fundamentalists on the backdrop of the Burdwan blast.

“Trinamool Congress is promoting soft communalism keeping vote share in mind. This is a very dangerous political trend, which Bengal has never experienced in the past. Trinamool’s ideologue is masked with soft communalism,” Bose said at a press conference on Sunday.

Swamy slammed the state police. “The police promptly destroyed all the documents before central investigators (NIA, IB and other central agencies) could arrive,” he wrote.

Congress leader Pradip Bhattacharjee’s said,“It has been established that the party has links with the underworld. This is not the first time that such an incident has taken place in state. How many searches have been initiated by the state government?

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