West Bengal under Mamata a Jihadi safe haven: BJP

SansadTV Bureau

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The BJP accused the Mamata Banerjee government on Sunday in West Bengal of turning the state into a safe haven for anti-national and Jihadi activities.

Citing the October 2 blast in Burdwan in West Bengal and alleged recovery of IEDs, mobile devices and Jihadi literature from the house of a TMC worker, the party charged the state government with destroying the evidence and not handing it over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for probe.

BJP Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh alleged that the Burdwan police instead of handing over to the NIA the materials recovered, took away the entire evidence and destroyed it.

“Why the NIA was informed almost a day late?” he asked.

Posing questions to Banerjee, he sought clarifications on whether or not the house from where the recoveries were made belonged to a TMC cadre.

“Did it not have a TMC office on the ground floor?” he asked.

Attacking Banerjee, the BJP leader charged her with protecting those who stood accused of laundering money.

“We can safely conclude that West Bengal under Mamata Banerjee’s rule has become a safe haven for anti-national elements and Jihadi activities,” Singh said.

Two suspected militants were killed and another was injured in the explosion in the house where they were living on October 2 in Burdwan town. The CID of West Bengal police is looking into possible involvement of terror outfits like LeT and HuJI in the incident.

Trinamool denies involvement

Trinamool Congress today denied any connection between the party and those involved in explosion in Burdwan district in which terror group links have been alleged and said that CPI(M) and BJP were making irresponsible comments to create unrest in ‘peaceful’ West Bengal.

“Both the CPI(M) and BJP are trying to create unrest in the state at a juncture when the Durga Puja festival has just ended and Eid is to be celebrated tomorrow,” TMC national general secretary Mukul Roy told newspersons.

Asked about the allegations that those involved in the blast had contacts with local TMC leadership, Roy said

“investigation is on, only after it is completed it will be known what happened and who are involved”, he said.