Violence during BJP rally: TMC’s Mahua Moitra says what if West Bengal followed UP’s bulldozer model | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra on Wednesday asked whether the West Bengal government should follow its Uttar Pradesh counterpart and bulldoze houses of saffron camp leaders.
The TMC MP’s remark came a day after public properties were damaged in Kolkata and Howrah during the BJP’s mega protest march.

West Bengal Nabanna march: Clash erupts between BJP workers, Police in Raniganj

West Bengal Nabanna march: Clash erupts between BJP workers, Police in Raniganj

“What if Bengal used Bhogiji Ajay Bisht’s model & sent bulldozers to homes of BJP workers who destroyed public property yesterday?. Will BJP stand by its own policy or get their chadds in a twist?,” Moitra said in a Tweet.
Ajay Bisht is the birth name of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
The administration of that state has razed alleged illegal properties of people accused of committing crimes with bulldozers.

In another tweet, Sharing a photograph of a group of people torching a car belonging to the police during the rally, Moitra also asked if the first chapter of the central government’s National Education Policy is on how to set police vehicles afire.

Reacting to Moitra’s statement, senior BJP leader Rahul Sinha said she should first explain if the same yardstick can be applied in the case of vandalising of properties of the West Bengal Assembly by TMC members.
He was referring to the incident of November 30, 2006, when TMC MLAs, who were in the opposition then, went on the rampage after Mamata Banerjee came to the Assembly after she was stopped from proceeding to Singur by the police.

“Moitra should explain if the same rules can be applied for those who took part in the rampage of Assembly properties against her party colleagues,” PTI reported quotes as Sinha saying.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim visited BJP councillor Meena Devi Purohit at a hospital where she was admitted after suffering head injuries during the saffron party’s march to West Bengal secretariat, Nabanna, a day earlier.

BJP’s state unit president Sukanta Majumdar also visited her at the hospital here.
“She has suffered an injury on her head and I wished her speedy recovery,” Hakim told reporters after visiting Purohit, a Kolkata Municipal Corporation councillor.

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