BJP team meets Rajnath, seeks high-level probe in Malda violence case
Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP general secretary, alleged that “pro-Pakistan” slogans were raised by the crowd which also targeted establishments of a particular community. The delegation led by Vijayvargiya included senior leader Siddharth Nath Singh as well.india Updated: Jan 13, 2016 00:03 IST
A three-member BJP delegation on Tuesday met home minister Rajnath Singh and sought a high-level probe into violence in West Bengal’s Malda.
Their meeting with Singh came a day after a ‘fact-finding’ team of the party was not allowed by the state administration to visit violence-hit Kaliachak town, which falls in Malda district.
“Leaders linked with Trinamool Congress were also involved in it. It is not only a matter of state but that of national security. People who do illegal activities there were leading it,” said Kailash Vijayvargiya, the BJP general secretary and also in-charge of the party’s West Bengal affairs.
He alleged that “pro-Pakistan” slogans were raised by the crowd which also targeted establishments of a particular community. The delegation led by Vijayvargiya included senior leader Siddharth Nath Singh as well.
In a memorandum submitted to the home minister, the delegation said “BJP demands that keeping in mind the region’s sensitivity, the chief minister’s allegation against a paramilitary force and infiltration and trade of narcotics and fake currency through it, an impartial action should be taken. The state government should be directed to take positive steps to restore people’s sense of security and confidence.”
But the ruling TMC in West Bengal has accused the BJP of working to communalise the atmosphere in the state. Meanwhile, the BJP has alleged that a police station was torched so as to burn the records of local criminals involved in a host of unlawful activities.
First Published: Jan 13, 2016 00:03 IST