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BJP MP Locket Chatterjee compares West Bengal with Kashmir over Telinipara communal clashes

BJP MP Locket Chatterjee compares West Bengal with Kashmir over Telinipara communal clashes

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Locket Chatterjee on Wednesday in contrast West Bengal with Kashmir over the Telinipara communal clashes and skilled her weapons on the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in Parliament. Making a press release in Lok Sabha, the Hoogly MP mentioned that “it is with regret I’ve to say that West Bengal is in danger as it is turning into Kashmir”.

Raking up the communal clashes that erupted in May in Telinipara space of Hooghly district, she asserted that riots continued for 3 days. The MP mentioned that through the lockdown interval a specific neighborhood refused to bear coronavirus COVID-19 test after which the dispute took the type of a riot.

She mentioned, “People collected bombs from outside and rioted in the region. They robbed someone’s house, burnt another’s shop, raised hand on women and demolished a temple. BJP MP Arjun Singh and I tried to go there but we were not allowed. The DM commissioner was not found in his house. TMC leaders are involved in this… and if I take the name, that party will say that I am communal.”

Taking a jibe at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee, Diamond Harbour MP, Chatterjee mentioned that they’re “milking their cow but the common people are paying the hard price of their appeasement”. Taking to micro-blogging web site Twitter, she mentioned, “Pishi-Bhaipo (Aunty-nephew) are milking their cow but the common people are paying the hard price of their appeasement. My speech in Parliament on “Telenipara, Hooghly Riot”.”

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Violent clashes erupted between two teams in Telinipara space after members of 1 neighborhood had been allegedly addressed as “corona” by a handful of locals belonging to a different group. The Hooghly district District Magistrate on May 13 had issued prohibitory orders imposing part 144 CrPC within the space and suspended web providers, together with broadband, in Chandannagar and Shrirampur Subdivision until May 17.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had slammed a piece of BJP leaders for allegedly instigating communal clashes and mentioned that these discovered responsible won’t be spared whereas addressing media in Kolkata. “I have told the police to take the strictest action. Those who violated the lockdown and indulged in communal clashes will be tried under the National Disaster Management Act. None will be spared. We will not see whether the person belongs to A community or B community,” Mamata had mentioned.

Immediately after, strict motion and raids within the space adopted resulting in an arrest of as many as 56 individuals. A senior police official had mentioned, “Several senior officers from Chandannagar Police Commissionerate were at the spot till last night and the situation was brought under control. Raids continued throughout the night and 56 persons were identified who had not just violated the lockdown but resorted to vandalism and arson in the area. All of them have been arrested, further raids are on.”

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