All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) in a letter addressed to Union Home Minister Amit Shah has objected to the advisory issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to the government of West Bengal in view of the recent incidents of violence between the TMC and the BJP workers in Sandeshkhali, North Parganas district and has termed it a ‘deep-rooted-controversy’.
The party called the MHA advisory an ‘evil ploy to grab power’ in the opposition-ruled States. TMC General Secretary and West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee accused the government in the letter of drawing conclusions without verifying the ground reality or taking a report from the State government. “We have reason to believe that it is an evil ploy to grab power in States run by parties politically opposed to the BJP. Moreover, this is a deep-rooted conspiracy and game plan to malign the State government and capture the Bengal administration through undemocratic, unethical and unconstitutional means”, he said.
He urged the MHA to withdraw the advisory. “We, on behalf of the Trinamool Congress, lodge our strong objection to the advisory issued by the MHA and urge that the same be withdrawn forthwith”, said Chatterjee.
The Ministry of Home Affairs had expressed deep concern over the violence in the State in which five BJP workers had lost their lives. Chatterjee termed the MHA advisory an insult to the people of West Bengal. “In a democracy, the Centre and the States work in tandem. Instead of taking the State government into confidence and verifying the ground situation, the unilateral issue of an advisory by the MHA is an insult to the people of Bengal and an assault on the glory culture, and heritage of the State”, Chatterjee added.
The letter to the MHA was sent by the TMC on Sunday night claiming that the situation in the State is under control and that there was no failure on the part of the law enforcement agencies in the State.