BJP delegation meets President over Malda violence

New Delhi : A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation, headed by party general secretary and in-charge of West Bengal Kailash Vijayavargiya, met President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday and submitted memorandum on the Malda violence.

“We have urged the President to ask the governor to submit a report and direct the state and central government to probe the matter concerning the violence in Malda,” Vijayavargiya told media here.

The BJP general secretary accused the Trinamool Congress government of protecting criminals saying, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was shielding the perpetrators of violence in Malda.

“Many of the TMC leaders are also involved in this and there is a vote bank politics going on there. This vote bank politics is dangerous to nation’s internal security because the mob raised pro-Pakistan slogans,” he added.

He also alleged that “pro-Pakistan” slogans were raised by the crowd which also targeted internal security of the nation.

The delegation had earlier met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and demanded a high-level probe into the matter, alleging it had links with fake currency and narcotics trade and infiltration.

This meeting came in wake of a ‘fact-finding’ team of the BJP was not allowed by the state administration to visit violence-hit Kaliachak which falls in Malda.

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.

However, the TMC has accused the BJP of working to communalise the atmosphere in the state, which goes to the polls in a few months. (ANI)