BJP’s nat’l spokesperson demands Prez rule in WB
Kolkata. BJP national spokesperson Dr Bizay Sonkar Shastri demanded President’s rule in West Bengal owing to the attacks on dalits in the state.
“There have been several attacks on dalit members in West Bengal but the government is not doing anything to punish offenders. There is a total law and order failure in the city. We demand President’s Rule should be imposed in West Bengal because that is the only way the Jungle Raj can end here. Dalits in West Bengal had been insulted, ignored and suppressed and there is no other alternative other than a President’s rule to ensure social security and empowerment for them. It will force the TMC to kneel to the power of democracy,” Shastri said on Friday while interacting with mediapersons.
He said that given the number of violent incidents in the state Chief minister Mamata Banerjee had no right to rule. “There had been no investigation into the killing of several dalits in Bengal,” Shastri added.
Asked about the murders of dalits at other states following trifle reasons, Shastri initially refused to answer but later said, “I will visit other states as well and if the conditions of dalits is found to be bad I will demand for the imposition of President’s rule there as well, even if it is a BJP-ruled state.”
He admitted that there had been atrocities on dalits in other states as well but maintained that justice at those places had prevailed.
“In Uttar Pradesh alone, following an incident of dalit killing all the accused have been arrested but in Bengal, even after 12 persons have been named in the FIR after killing of dalits, no one have been arrested yet. We have all seen how violence was unleashed during the Panchayat polls in Bengal,” Shastri added.