Our Correspondent ● Kolkata: West Bengal governor KN Tripathi has assured BJP to take up the issue of ‘violence’ with the state government. Badsha Alam, BJP state vice-president, said that the governor has advised them to raise the issue before the Election Commission team when it visits Kolkata.
A BJP delegation, comprising senior leaders like Badsha Alam, Jay Prakash Majumdar and others, met the governor and submitted a deputation yesterday on the violent attack on BJP activists at Pundibari, Cooch Behar on 6 December, by goons allegedly backed by the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC).
Majumdar alleged that despite early assurances, there was no police to rein in the violent mob which attacked his party workers.
Alam said that there is extreme lawlessness in the state. Regular attacks on opposition political parties to destroy the democratic fabric are rampant in the state now. He further alleged that 70-80 houses of BJP activists were burnt by the local TMC goons of Pundibari, but the police is ignorant and is refusing to take any complaints on ruling party instructions.