New Delhi: Soon after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condemned the violent protests in Northeast Delhi and called for peace in the region, state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Tuesday came out in support of Delhi Police saying the force should go tough on anti-CAA protesters. He also wondered whether policemen should offer tea to agitators who are indulged in violence. Also Read - CBSE Postpones Class 10, 12 Board Exams Scheduled For Feb 26 in North East Delhi

Saying that the source of funding of these protesters would come out soon, Ghosh alleged that these protests have been planned in order to malign India’s image during US President Donald Trump’s visit. Also Read - Delhi Violence Escalates: Death Toll Climbs to 13, Schools Closed, Exams Postponed | Top Developments

The statement from the West Bengal BJP chief comes at a time when 13 people have died and nearly 200 people have been injured in the violent clash that broke out between pro and anti-CAA protesters in Jaffrabad area since Sunday. Also Read - Mamata Urges All to Maintain Peace in North East Delhi, Says ‘no Place For Violence in India’

“What police did in Delhi (recent violence) is absolutely correct. Police should be tough on protesters. What do you expect? Would they offer tea to the protesters when they are hurling stones and shooting at police officers?” Ghosh said.

Earlier this month, Ghosh had landed in controversy for saying that uneducated men and women are protesting at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh and Kolkata’s Park Circus as they get money and biryani purchased with foreign funds.

Earlier in the day, Mamata Banerjee condemned the violent clash in North East Delhi in which 13 people have died and said she is deeply disturbed by what is happening in the national capital.

“We are deeply disturbed and concerned about what and why is it happening in Delhi. We are watching it. In our country, there is no place for violence. We the people of India want peace and we appeal everyone to maintain peace,” Mamata said.