Birbhum violence: Mamata Banerjee to visit site tomorrow, says action to be taken against perpetrators irrespective of their political colours

Aritra SinghaUpdated: Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 09:14 PM IST
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee | Photo: PTI

Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be visiting Rampurhat on Thursday over Birbhum incident, says nobody will be spared.

Addressing the media at Netaji Indoor Stadium the Chief Minister said that she doesn’t tolerate ‘violence’.

“I have sent Firhad Hakim, Asish Banerjee and Anubrata Mandal soon after I have heard about the incident. Today I would have gone but a particular political party is going and I didn’t want any untoward incident for which I will go tomorrow. Nobody will be spared and such an incident is done just to malign the state government,” said Mamata.

Without naming BJP, Mamata said that they visited Birbhum while eating ‘sweets’ on their way.

“Such incidents are common in UP, Gujarat, Bihar and Rajasthan. Prices of petrol and diesel are going up and just to hide them the BJP is creating such chaos. They are seen munching ‘langcha’ (sweet of Bengal) while going to Rampurhat,” added the Chief Minister.

Stating that SDPO and OC of Rampurhat was closed as soon as she got the news of the incident, Mamata also mentioned that she stays ‘happy’ if the people are ‘happy’.

Slamming the Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, Mamata said that people say that conducting ‘raids’ are ordered from Raj Bhawan.

“There is a Prince sitting in Kolkata who is roaming across the state and at the drop of the hat he is maligning the state government,” claimed Mamata slamming the Governor.

It can be recalled that a new slugfest between the Chief Minister and the Governor started on Tuesday after the Rampurhat incident where eight people were charred to death took place. It is being suspected that the incident happened due to the fallout of the murder of TMC leader Bhadu Sheikh.

Governor slamming the state government said that TMC should rise above the party lines. Countering the Governor, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had written a letter to the Governor stating that she didn’t like his comments and it is ‘unfortunate’.

In less than 24 hours on Tuesday Governor wrote a letter to Mamata stating, “Response to Hon’ble CM Mamata Banerjee on worst in recent memory grisly carnage at Rampurhat, where six women and two children were burnt alive. This savagery is being justifiably compared by many to incidents in the state few years ago, while HCM was in opposition.”

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