Vijayvargiya threatens central intervention if border smuggling on in Bengal

Updated on : Apr 24,2017   8:44 pm

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Accusing West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of being deeply involved in the chit fund scams, BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday claimed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is having "sleepless nights" and threatened central intervention if smuggling in the border areas went unchecked.

"Mamata Banerjee is having sleepless nights because more than half of her cabinet is involved in chit fund scams... she is sleepless because the CBI probe is on...," he said at a press conference here.

Citing recent incidents of violence throughout the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader claimed that "the mass agitation" is happening in Bengal due to the the brand of appeasement politics by the state government.

"Rallies are organised throughout the country on the occasion of Ram Navmi and Hanuman Jayanti, but in Bengal, lathi-charge is done on people for participating in those rallies. The mass agitation is against this lack of principle in the state. The government should not resort to appeasement politics looking at a vote bank," he said.

Claiming that the recent election result in five states show how the people across all communities are supportive of their party, Vijayvargiya said BJP believes in "Sabka sath sabka vikash "(development for all with all).

"The reason why we have won in four out of five states in the recent elections is because everyone voted for us. In the Uttar Pradesh elections, we won 80 percent of the total seats that consists of 28 percent Muslim voters. This means, people across all the communities are with us. We do not bifurcate between the Hindus and Muslims. We try to work for the betterment of the 130 crore Indians," he asserted.

Vijayvargiya alleged that the law and order situation in the state has become worse during the Trinamool reign and said the Central government would be forced to intervene if crimes like smuggling in the border areas are not checked.

Conceding that law and order is the state government's responsibility, he said there is a limit. "Fake notes are being seized everyday in Malda, weapons like AK-47 are being seized, bomb blasts are happening, in this situation, the central government may intervene if there are illegal activities at the bordering areas of the state," he said.