"Sampradayik dange karne walo ko Gujarat ke Hinduo ne jo jawab dia, usi tarah se Bengal ke Hinduo ko jawab dene ki zarurat hai (Hindus in Gujarat should respond to people involved in communal violence as Hindus in Gujarat did)", Raja Singh was quoted saying by the agency.
Kolkata: The Kolkata Police on Saturday said they have arrested a person for sharing an image from a Bhojpuri film and passing it off as one from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas that has been hit by communal violence leaving at least one dead.
Violence flared on Monday in Baduria and Basirhat and spread to other towns in the North 24 Parganas district after a Facebook post by a 17-year-old about Prophet Mohammad angered Muslims. Regarding her party's stand on the July 17 presidential poll, Banerjee said, "We will support the Congress nominees both in the presidential and vice-presidential elections".
"We will conduct a judicial enquiry into the Basirhat incident". I respect Facebook but not "Fakebook".
According to MHA sources, the Mamata Banerjee-run West Bengal government had earlier returned the almost 400 central troops sent to it two days ago without citing any reason for its decision. The BJP has been destroying the country. While violence continue to be reported in both the regions of West Bengal, the state government said it did need more central forces after making a request for them, he said.
"How was the Bangladesh border opened?" Who is in charge of border security, the Centre or the state?
She alleged that the trouble in Darjeeling was "pre-planned" and "planted".
She congratulated the people of Baduria and Basirhat for "not falling into the BJP's trap, in spite of provocations". They are telecasting distorted, fabricated videos, which have no link to Bengal.
Banerjee added that the law would take its own course and strict action would be taken against those responsible for the clashes.
She, however, praised the Bengal media and a section of the national media for desisting from spreading rumours.