Hansraj Ahir slammed Mamata Government for political violence in West Bengal

Lashing out at Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress (TMC) government, Minister of state for home affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said that the administration and police department in West Bengal are working only for ruling party.

Hansraj Ahir met visited BJP’s West Bengal unit headquarters at Kolkata on Tuesday. He also said that the Home Ministry is keeping an close eye on the alleged murders of two young BJP workers in Purulia district.

The Minister had meeting with State BJP leaders. He sought information about the law and order situation in the state from his party leaders in West Bengal. “We have seen how BJP activists were killed during the last panchayat elections in West Bengal. This is the only state in India where Opposition parties are not allowed to file nominations. Violence during the polls is a matter of challenge for smooth functioning of democracy.

“As we have seen the media reports during the polls, the elections were marred with violence. This is not good for democracy. There are some problems with the law and order situation in the state,” the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs told reporters here.

“Law and order is a state subject. But, when a incident happens, then we seek report. It is the duty of the state government to take care of the law and order situation,” he further added.

Earlier this month, two BJP workers were found dead in suspicious circumstances at Balrampur village of Purulia district. First young Dalit boy Trilochan Mahato was found hanging from a tree near the village. Death letters were also found near the body. Then within a couple of days, another BJP worker Dulal Kumar was also found hanging from a high-tension electric tower in a similar fashion.

The two deaths in span of couple of days have sparked nation wide controversy. The BJP has accused ruling TMC for the murders. The Saffron party has also moved to Kolkata High Court seeking a CBI probe into the murders.