Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Accusing BJP of bringing people “from across the border” and instigating violence among the West Bengal’s people to destroy communal harmony, the ruling Trinamool Congress said attempts are being made to disrupt peace in the state.
“There have been repeated attempts to destroy the communal harmony in West Bengal. And we have been noticing that people from across the border are coming here with support of the BJP, and creating trouble here and trying to instigate people and spread violence with their hate speeches,” said Minister and party Secretary General Partha Chatterjee.
He alleged that BJP leaders in the state are getting support from the party-led Central government to instigate violence.
“We are observing that a few BJP leaders in the state, with the help of their government at the Centre, are trying to initiate violence in different places in the state in a planned manner.”
Meanwhile, West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose said a peace rally will be organised in the city on July 12 in protest of the state government failing to contain the communal violence in Baduria and its adjoining areas in North 24 Parganas.
Violence erupted between two communities at Baduria on July 3 night over a Facebook post by a youth.
While he was soon arrested, violence broke out with mobs attacking shops and houses, torching vehicles, including those of police, and putting up road blockades. Several police personnel sustained injuries as the violence to spread to various pockets under the sub-division.