'Many Trinamool Leaders are Accused in Riots Cases'

Published: 29th April 2014 08:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th April 2014 08:27 PM   |  A+A-


BJP today responded to Trinamool Congress for the "butcher" remarks by charging that Mamata Banerjee-led the party has not taken any action against rioters in West Bengal and many of its party leaders and candidates are accused in riots cases.

BJP also charged the TMC with indulging in "misguided" politics only to digress from real issues confronting the public as it does not have answers to them.

"Many TMC leaders and candidates are accused in cases of rioting in West Bengal and no action has been taken against them. There are many such leaders who are contesting on TMC tickets. Who is the butcher of Sandeshkhali? Who is the "shaitan" (devil) of Panchala, Howrah? Who is the devil of Asansol and Midnapur?," BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said.

She said "the party has not been able to investigate the scams and such like things in the state. Who is responsible for the anarchy in West Bengal? Would TMC reply to such questions as to who is the real butcher?"

Lekhi alleged there is a situation of riots continuing in West Bengal and many riots have taken place in the state after 2002, whereas there have been none in Gujarat ever since.

She said such language is used by those people who do not have a reply to the real issues of corruption, high prices, unemployment, lack of development that are confronting the people.

"That is why they are doing misguided politics," she said, adding that when it comes to issues of malnutrition, farmers, industry, they stand nowhere," Lekhi said.

She also hit back at National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah and accused him and his family of not practising secularism in the state, while suggesting him to quit politics.

TMC had hit out at Modi calling him the "Butcher of Gujarat" in an angry retaliation to his attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.


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