At least eight people were charred to death in Rampurhat, a town in Birbhum in West Bengal. This incident has turned into a political battle between Mamata Banerjee and the BJP.
The saffron party has been blaming the West Bengal CM for the ill-fated incident. The unfortunate occurrence took place after the murder of a deputy pradhan of Baguti village on Monday night.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday called the Rampurhat incident in Birbhum “unfortunate” but added that such incidents are more frequent in UP, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan.
Mamata to visit Rampurhat tomorrow
Mamata, who will visit Rampurhat on March 24, said she is not justifying the killings and her government will take action in a fair manner.
“Strict action will be taken against all those responsible for the Birbhum incident, irrespective of their (political) colours,” Mamata said.
Our government is ready to solve the problem
“The government is ours. We are concerned about the people in our state. We would never want anyone to suffer. The Rampurhat incident is unfortunate. I have immediately dismissed the OC and SDPO. I will go to Rampurhat tomorrow, “Mamata said.” “
Taking a dig at the BJP, Mamata said: “This is Bengal, not Uttar Pradesh. I had sent a delegation of TMC to Hathras, but we were not allowed entry. But we are not stopping anyone from coming here.
Mamata claimed that such acts of violence are the result of a plot to divert attention away from pressing issues such as the price increase of gasoline and other commodities.
MHA seeks report
The Union home ministry sought a report from the West Bengal government after eight people were found burnt to death in Birbhum district, officials said.
The ministry asked the West Bengal government to maintain law and order effectively and ensure the security of common people in view of the killings, officials said.
Centre asks WB govt to send report
The state government has been asked to send a detailed factual report on the killings as early as possible. West Bengal BJP MPs call on Amit Shah to demand Mamata’s resignation.
A delegation of West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs met Union Home Minister Amit Shah, seeking his intervention in the law and order situation in the state. The delegation included Sukanta Majumdar, Dilip Ghosh, Locket Chatterjee, Jagannath Sarkar, Raju Bista, Arjun Singh, and others. The delegation also handed over a letter to Shah over the matter.
BJP chief Nadda forms 5-member committee
BJP president J P Nadda formed a five-member committee to visit the site of a fire tragedy in West Bengal to probe the matter as the party demanded that the state government take strict action against the culprits.
The violence and killings once again erupted into a debate between Mamata and the BJP. The BJP has demanded her sacking and a central investigation.
The BJP is blaming the West Bengal government for the failure of the law and order situation in the state. This is really unfortunate. But these kinds of incidents should be curbed at any cost. Wherever such kinds of violence take place, the culprits should get capital punishment. The offenders’ link doesn’t matter. Therefore, law-abiding citizens of the country can live peacefully.