New Delhi, July 4: Following the violent clashes which reportedly erupted in West Bengal following an ‘offensive’ Facebook post, the Governor of West Bengal KN Tripathy reportedly behaved with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a way which she found rude and felt like quitting. However, the Governor’s office stated that the Governor cannot remain a silent spectator to the whole issue in the state, and Governor expressed surprise over Mamata’s reaction.
In all of this, where allegations are being made by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 24 Paraganas district that more than 2000 protestors have attacked residences in the area and has destroyed properties, and facts that State government to deploy additional 400 troops of Paramilitary BSF personnel to assist the Police, it is the behaviour of the Governor which hurt the Chief Minister more.
Noteworthy that the tension was sparked by a Facebook post of a 17-year old boy which offended one of the community and which eventually led to violent protests. Reportedly, although the boy has been arrested, the situation did not change with the arrest and they continued attacking the members of other community.
A PTI report claim that as the situation turned violent, shops were shut down in Baduria and the adjacent areas. The violent mob also reportedly put up road blockades at several places. According to PTI, a senior Border Security Force (BSF) officer said four companies comprising 400 troops of the force’s South Bengal Frontier have been deployed in Bashirhat, Swarupnagar, Baduria and Devganga areas to assist the state police in containing the situation.
As of when this report was published, no casualty was reported yet.