West Bengal Assembly Elections 2020: Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday condemned the attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda in Bengal. Talking to the media, Chowdhury said, “It is a declaration of the broken down situation of law and order in West Bengal. We condemn it.” While he condemned the attack on Nadda in Bengal, the Congress MP also questioned the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh and other parts of India as well. Also Read - Will Quit if Centre Brings Law Allowing Only One Member of Family in Politics: Mamata’s Nephew Abhishek Banerjee
When asked whether President’s rule should be imposed in West Bengal, Chowdhury said that declaring President’s rule in West Bengal is a matter which is to be decided by the Government of India. Also Read - BJP Tweets Old Video of Mamata Banerjee Reciting Islamic Prayer, Slams Bengal CM For Her Netaji Event Reaction
On Thursday, stones were rained in a torrent shattering windscreens of vehicles when the convoy of BJP chief J P Nadda was passing through the streets of West Bengal’s Diamond Harbour, leaving several people injured. An angry Nadda called the attack “unprecedented” and alleged the state has slipped into “complete lawlessness and goonda raj”. Also Read - Centre Committed to Fulfil Clauses of Bodo Accord; Only BJP Can Make Assam Free From Bullets, Agitation And Floods: Amit Shah
West Bengal governor Dhankhar accused the state administration of failing to act in spite of his alerting the chief secretary and the director general of police. The governor tweeted that he had intimated the state administration, at 8.19 am and 9.05 am on Thursday, of the possibility of the collapse of law and order during a BJP meeting at Diamond Harbour in South 24 Parganas district.
“Concerned at alarming reports of anarchy and lawlessness @MamataOfficial indicating ruling party harmads on rampage at BJP President Convoy and political police @WBPolice in support,” the governor wrote.
“Am sure they have immunity and protection of political police with administration extension of political outfit,” Dhankhar wrote, adding “Events indicate total abdication of lawful authority.”