New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her government of misusing the state machinery to intimidate BJP leaders and workers.
The reaction came a day after the Kolkata Police registered a FIR against BJP President Amit Shah in connection with the violence during his roadshow on Tuesday.
Expressing concern over the increasing political violence in the state, Singh said in a series of tweets:
The FIR against BJP National President, Shri @AmitShah for the attacks on his road show in Kolkata is a mockery of democracy and due process. 1/4— Chowkidar Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 15, 2019
West Bengal Govt is misusing the state machinery to stifle democratic rights of the people. These attempts at intimidating the leaders and workers of a political party will fail miserably. 2/4— Chowkidar Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 15, 2019
I am deeply concerned over the increasing incidents of political violence in West Bengal. It seems that the Law and Order situation is worsening further in the state with every passing phase in the ongoing General Elections. 3/4— Chowkidar Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 15, 2019
The Law and order is a primary responsibility of a State govt and its Chief Minister. The West Bengal govt. and Chief Minister, Sushri Mamata Banerjee should own the responsibility of the prevailing situation in the state. 4/4— Chowkidar Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 15, 2019
The last phase of Lok Sabha polls will be held in West Bengal on May 19.