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West Bengal, Centre face off again: MHA flags state law failure, angry Trinamool hits out

Millennium Post 2019-06-10 10:18:44

West Bengal, Centre face off again: MHA flags state law failure, angry Trinamool hits out



Kolkata: A day after violence in the Basirhat subdivision of North 24 Parganas claimed the lives of two workers of the BJP and one of the Trinamool Congress, the West Bengal government and the Centre were on a collision course with the Union Home Ministry describing the situation on the ground as "a failure of the law enforcement machinery", and the Trinamool Congress saying it "will respond appropriately" to this "political conspiracy".

In an advisory to the West Bengal government, the Ministry of Home Affairs, while expressing "deep concern", said: "The unabated violence over the past weeks appear to be a failure on the part of the law enforcement machinery of the state to maintain the rule of law and inspire confidence among people.



A scuffle broke out between West Bengal police and BJP workers in Basirhat on Sunday. (ANI)

It asked the state government to not only ensure maintenance of law and order but to also identify and punish "delinquent" officers. "It is strongly advised to ensure that all necessary measures are taken to maintain law and order, peace and public tranquility. It is also requested to take strict action against officials found delinquent in discharge of their duty," the MHA advisory said.

(With inputs from Indian Express)