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TMC, BJP polarising people in West Bengal: CPM on Baduria violence

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 06 Jul 2017, 7:38:32 IST
India TV Politics Desk

Reacting to communal clashes in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday alleged that the BJP and the ruling TMC were polarising the people in the state.

Yechury also alleged that there was an increasing sense of lawlessness among the people of the West Bengal because of the communal polarisation of TMC and BJP. 

Yechury further said that the CPI(M) would continue to oppose the "polarisation and lawlessness", and fight for social harmony in the state.

"Along with polarisation fed by TMC, BJP, there's an increasing sense of lawlessness. We'll continue to oppose both and fight for social harmony," he tweeted.

Yechury also said that "majority communalism" and "minority fundamentalism" are threats which feed on each other and India needs to defeat them.

Communal clashes broke out in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Monday night following an "objectionable" Facebook post, prompting the government to rush in 400 BSF troopers to assist the local administration in controlling the situation.

Though there was no official confirmation about any casualties during the clashes, the incident triggered an unprecedented spat between Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. She had accused Tripathi of acting like "a BJP block president" and "threatening" her.

According to police, the situation in and around Baduria was on Wednesday"tense but under control".

(With PTI inputs)