Malda violence: Rajnath Singh attacks Mamata govt, says no one is safe in West Bengal

Ashoknagar: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday launched a scorching attack on Mamta Banerjee led Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal accusing it of not taking appropriate action against the culprits involved in Malda violence.

"The incident in Malda is not a small incident. I want to tell the TMC government that the Malda case should be solved. Whoever may be involved in the incident should be arrested. Only few arrest can't solve the case," Singh said at a rally at Ashoknagar in North 24 Parganas district.

“Let me assure you, whoever is behind the Malda incident will not be spared. They will be arrested and booked," he added.

While asserting that violence in Malda is a clear indication of the deteriorating law and order condition in the state, Singh said that, despite of TMC’s slogan for ushering change in the state, no one is safe in the state.

“Aaj West Bengal mein koi surakshit nahi, na maa, na maati na manush. Yahan tak ki police wale bhi surakshit nahi (No one is safe in Bengal, not even the police),” he said.

“When policemen feel insecure, how they can provide security to the civilians,” he questioned.

Refuting West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee's statement that the incident was a result of tussle between BSF officials and locals, Singh said, "It is being said that the (Malda) violence was a result of tussle between BSF and locals. But it is not true. Are they trying to safeguard those forces, which attacked the BSF official? This is the same BSF which had given befitting reply to Pakistani forces in the Indo-Pak border.”

Speaking on the rising infiltration in the state, he said that the government was working on securing the border. “We are doing our best to secure the Bangladesh border entirely. The entire India-Bangladesh border will be fenced,” he said.

News24 Bureau