Don’t stoke communal tension: TMC tells Rajnath

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Mumbai, Jan.21 (ANI): The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Thursday launched a counter attack on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the recent Malda violence, saying that the incident was the creation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and he should not be on a mission to stoke communal tension.

“Rajnath Singh must realise that Malda incident is a creation by the BJP. As the Home Minister, he should not be on a mission to stoke communal tension,” TMC leader Derek O’ Brien told ANI.

“This is a very well known tactic of the BJP that when the elections are round the corner, they start doing all this and stoking up a communal agenda,” he added.

He also accused the Centre of using its agencies to pursue its own cynical agenda.

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Addressing a public rally in Ashok Nagar in Barasat earlier today, the Home Minister alleged that the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) Government in West Bengal did not initiate apt action against the perpetrators of the Malda violence.

He said that it was the duty of the Chief Minister to find out who was responsible for the Malda violence, in which angry crowd had burnt the Kaliachak Police Station and set several vehicles on fire.

“Malda incident was not a small one. The TMC Government and the West Bengal Chief Minister should make it clear who is responsible for the incident,” Singh said.

“I assure the people that whoever is responsible for the Malda violence will be exposed. The West Bengal Government cannot deny responsibility for Malda incident,” he added.

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Singh further said that the Malda violence was a clear indication of the deteriorating law and order in the state.

He also said that no one is safe in Bengal, not even the state police. (ANI)

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