Shantipur: Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday held West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee responsible for the death of 4 people saying her “provocative” speech at Sitalkuchi, Cooch Behar, set people against central forces, who resorted to firing in self defence.
Appealing to the people of West Bengal to maintain peace in the remaining four phases of voting and choose their favourite candidate, Mr Shah also assured that once the BJP government came to power after May 2 there will totally violence free state.
After holding a roadshow in favour of party candidate Jagannath Sarkar for Santipur assembly seat in Nadia, Mr Shah said any death was very saddening and held TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee’s provocative speech some day ago at Sitalkuchi where four people fell to the bullets.
He said the central forces opened firing when attempts were made to snatch their weapons at a booth in Sitalkuchi assembly constituency, the place where Ms Banerjee held electioneering early this week. Mr Shah said Ms Banerjee had condoled the death of four youths, but she had not condoned the death of Ananda Burman, a BJP worker, who was killed by the TMC goons on the same day at Sitalkuchi.