Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party and accused them of bringing miscreants from neighbouring Jharkhand and Bangladesh to create havoc in Bengal at the time of the state Panchayat polls.
Mamata questioned the role of Border Security Force (BSF) in this matter.She also alleged that the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) was jointly operating with the Maoists in several parts of Bengal.
“West Bengal shares border with Jharkhand. BJP is in power in Jharkhand. Several of our districts also share borders with Bihar and Bangladesh. Why people were brought in from Bangladesh on the polling day?” Banerjee said, as her party seemed set for a resounding win in the Panchayat polls.
“Why was it done? Why did the BSF become active in the border areas without the state’s permission? Law and order is a state subject and the election was being conducted by the State Election Commission,” she said.
“I can’t believe that BJP is operating with Maoists here. The BJP that conducted operations against the Maoists in Chattisgarh, is operating with the help of Maoists in Bengal,” the Trinamool Congress supremo claimed.
“The BJP had boasted they would get 40-50 per cent votes, but in reality they have got zero in most of the districts apart from a few bordering districts. That too because “materials” were brought in from outside,” she said.