Published On: Fri, Oct 14th, 2022

BJP attacks Mamata Banerjee government over Mominpur violence

Kolkata: Hitting out at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the Mominpur violence, Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari on Friday alleged that the ruling Trinamool Congress wants to remove Hindus from certain areas in Kolkata.

Hindu vote is going towards BJP and CM Banerjee is taking minority votes by threatening and doing communal campaigns

“They (TMC) want to remove Hindus from Mominpur, Eqbalpur and Khidirpur. This is Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s vote bank politics. Hindu vote is going towards BJP and CM Banerjee is taking minority votes by threatening and doing communal campaigns,” Adhikari alleged.

Earlier, Adhikari wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Governor La Ganesan demanding an urgent deployment of central forces in the region. “The Hindu community has come under attack in Khidirpore Mominpur area of Kolkata on the eve of Lakshmi Puja,” Adhikari, also the leader of the opposition, said in the letter.

He said many shops and bikes belonging to Hindus were vandalised by hooligans and anti-social elements in the violence. “The onslaught has similarities to the Panchla violence which happened in June in the Uluberia area of Howrah district. At that time, the violence spread across West Bengal, especially in Nadia and Murshidabad districts,” Adhikari wrote.

The tensions flared up in Mominpur on Sunday after religious flags put up in the area for the Milad-un-Nabi festival were allegedly torn up, which soon turned violent with the vandalization of several vehicles and shops.

Reports said a group of people later in the night surrounded the Ekbalpore police station in protest against the violence and demanding the arrest of the accused. Some police personnel have been reportedly injured. Security has been tightened in the area since then.

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