Close on the heels of the murder of a policeman in Bulandshahr, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has ordered the police to remain alert against riot-mongers.
“We are running through bad times when riot-mongers are on the prowl,” she warned adding “they are out to set one community against the other,” so as to polarise the electorate before the next year’s elections.
“You have to remain cautious. All the inspectors in-charge and other police officials should watch out for suspicious elements and movements. Keep a strict vigil along the borders of Jharkhand and Odisha. Employ CCTV cameras at vantage points if need be because these people go to any extent,” Banerjee said.
“Only yesterday an honest police officer was murdered for discharging his duties without bias,” Banerjee said. “I am told this officer was investigating a lynching case,” she added warning her own police brass to take supreme care against mischief mongers.
“We will have to be extra cautious because festival season is round the corner. We have the Ganga Sagar Mela and Christmas coming. It is upon you to see that no untoward incident like the one in UP takes place here,” Banerjee said. The Chief Minister was addressing officials during her two-day visit of Midnapore.
Upping the ante on the Uttar Pradesh Government another senior Bengal Minister and new Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim said, “Today UP is in total chaos and the Government there has miserable failed to tame the situation.”
Attacking UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his alleged ‘communal ways’ Hakim said, “There are two kinds of sadhus. Like the genuine saffron clad monks there also those fake and communal ones. The present UP Government is ruled by these fake sadhus.”
Attacking Yogi he said “he is a communal person who has ruined the law and order situation of the State. Today the UP Government is run by uncultured, uncivilised gang of people who have no regard for the Constitution.”
Writer: Saugar Sengupta
Courtesy: The Pioneer