The political violence in the state of West Bengal continues unchecked as according to BJP, 3 workers have been shot by the police in Panchasayar in Bankura district allegedly for chanting Jai Shree Ram, reported Times Now. The incident was reported after a clash broke out between BJP and TMC workers after a group of BJP workers chanted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ during TMC MP Suvendu Adhikary’s public meeting in Bankura. A 14-year-old boy was also injured in the firing.
BJP West Bengal took to Twitter to say that the 14-year-old is critically injured and is battling for his life.
They also slammed the Chief Minister of the state, Mamata Banerjee, for “using her administration to unleash terror on innocent civilians just for perceived descent”.
WB State Police shot 3 BJP workers for chanting “Jai Shri Ram” in Bishnupur. Teenager Soumen Bauri, 14, is critically injured and battling for his life. @mamataofficial is using her administration to unleash terror on innocent civilians just for perceived descent! pic.twitter.com/dFjEaoA1zJ
— BJP Bengal (@BJP4Bengal) June 22, 2019
BJP MP from Bankura slammed the police of the state and rejected their claims that they had fired to control a rioting mob.
Earlier, violent clashes had erupted once again in Bhatpara area in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal following the visit of a three-member delegation of the BJP to the area. Slogans condemning the West Bengal police were raised during the visit of the delegation. According to reports, bombs were also hurled after which the police charged batons on the locals to stop the violence.
“When the clash between the two groups took place, police baton-charged one group and shot at the other. We want to know who took that decision? Who was behind this conspiracy? There should be a thorough probe into this. We will submit the report to (Union Home Minister) Amit Shah and apprise him of the on-ground situation here,” IANS quoted Ahluwalia as saying.
The BJP delegation consisting of former Union Minister S S Ahluwalia, Members of Parliament Satyapal Singh and BD Ram, had visited Bhatpara to review the situation and investigate the reports of violence against BJP workers after violent clashes on Thursday claimed the lives of 2 people and injured several.
Mamata Banerjee has been agitated several times before by the chants of Jai Shree Ram. She had recently said that she will continue to oppose ‘Jai Shree Ram’ to save the secular character of the country. BJP had decided to send 10 lakh postcards to Mamata Banerjee with the slogan of ‘Jai Shree Ram’ written on them.
Earlier, around five students sustained grievous injuries after violence erupted between Trinamool Chhatra Parishad and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student wings of TMC and BJP, at Arambagh Kalikapur Netaji Mahavidyalaya in Hooghly over chanting of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan.
Recently a BJP worker who was chanting Jai Shri Ram while preparing for a victory procession of the party after winning elections was allegedly stabbed to death by TMC workers.
Mamata Banerjee had also got 10 people arrested for chanting ‘Jai Shree Ram’ at her. She had claimed that she was being abused.