Mamata Banerjee calls Bengal violence claims ‘BJP’s gimmick’

In a fresh attack against the Union Government, the Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee
Thursday said there is “no political violence” anywhere in Bengal and that it is all “BJP’s gimmick.”

It comes after West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar wrote to CM Banerjee complaining about her “studied silence” on alleged cases of post-election violence in the state.

“There is no political violence going on in the state right now. There may have been one or two sporadic incidents, but those can’t be labelled as incidents of political violence,” CM asserted.

According to the CM, the claims made by Governor were completely “baseless.”

Day before the governor’s remarks came, a delegation of BJP MLAs led by Leader of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari met him to discuss the alleged deterioration of law and order in the state.

CM Banerjee also slammed the Narendra Modi government over its “efforts to control” Twitter and claimed that the Union, having failed to influence the Twitter, is now trying to bulldoze it.

“I condemn it; they (Union government) can’t control Twitter, so they are trying to bulldoze it. They are trying to do so with everyone they are unable to manage. They can’t control me, and that is why they are trying to bulldoze my government, too,” Banerjee told reporters.