Birbhum Violence News Updates: 11 Held, MHA Steps In as TMC, BJP Clash Over Rampurhat Arson


 BJP forms 5-member team, demands President rule in Bengal

The incident triggered a political storm with the BJP seeking imposition of President’s Rule in the state while the TMC termed the demand as conspiracy to malign it.

BJP National president JP Nadda formed a fact-finding team of the BJP to look into the Birbhum incident. A group of MLAs led by opposition leader Suvendu Adhikari will also make an attempt to reach ‘Ground Zero’. The BJP fact-finding team, meanwhile, will be reaching Kolkata on Wednesday, and will start for Rampurhat on Thursday.

3. Home ministry steps in 

The Union Home Ministry on Tuesday sought a report from the West Bengal government over the Birbhum incident. The move came after a nine-member delegation of BJP MPs from West Bengal met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and sought his intervention and action against the “perpetrators of the crime”.

4. TMC refutes reports of fallout rivalry between party factionsTMC General Secretary Kunal Ghosh on Tuesday refuted allegations that the incident was a result of fallout rivalry between two factions of the party and tweeted saying that it has nothing to do with politics.

“Deaths of the locals in fire incident is sad. But this incident has no political connection. This is a local village dispute. The panchayat deputy chief who was murdered was a well-known person and his death has angered the villagers, leading to the violent protest. The fire incident took place at night but cops and fire brigade took immediate action,” Kunal Ghosh said in a tweet in Bengali.

5. Bengal Guv’s ‘arson orgy’ remark irks Mamata

Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee slammed Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar after he took to Twitter to condemn the incident and described it as “horrifying violence and arson orgy”.

“Horrifying violence and arson orgy #Rampurhat #Birbhum indicates state is in grip of violence culture and lawlessness. Already eight lives lost. Have sought urgent update on the incident from Chief Secretary. My thoughts are with the families of the bereaved,” his post read.

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