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Bengal fit case for Prez rule but BJP to take electoral route: Babul Supriyo
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Bengal fit case for Prez rule but BJP to take electoral route: Babul Supriyo

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Kolkata, Jul 7 : Union Minister Babul Supriyo feels there is enough ground to impose President's Rule in West Bengal but the BJP will take the electoral route.

Bengal "qualifies in all the parameters" for the President's Rule to be imposed, the singer-turned-politician said yesterday. However, he claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party does not wish to come to power in the state with the help of this.

'The recent incidents of constant violence and attack on the BJP workers across the state show that the law and order situation in Bengal is in terrible shape and the state qualifies in all the parameters for President's Rule to be imposed. But the BJP does not want to come to power through this as people's support is already with us,' media reports quoted the Asansol MP as saying.

'It is said that if the President's Rule is imposed in any state, then the state's ruling party gets a lot of sympathy votes from people when a new election is held. But be rest assured that will not be the case for Mamata Banerjee government here. If President's Rule is imposed in Bengal by any chance, Mamata will not get any sympathy from people, rather her condition will be pathetic,' he claimed.

Referring to the clashes between police and the BJP's youth wing in Asansol on Friday, he accused the Trinamool Congress and the state police of working together to attack and intimidate BJP workers across the state.

'All of you have seen the situation in Asansol yesterday centring around BJP's protest demonstration demanding better civic services and stopping corruption. Our youth activists held a protest rally accompanied by the common people and wanted to submit a deputation to the chairman of the municipal corporation,' the BJP leader said.
He accused the police of playing a "hyper-active role" in barricading the roads and securing the Asansol municipal corporation in a way as if an armed attack was planned by the BJP.

He alleged that the police was working hand in hand with the Trinamool Congress leadership in conducting a planned attack on BJP workers across the state.

He also claimed that Trinamool-backed miscreants were openly roaming around with firearms near the Asansol municipality before the clash on Friday.

Supriyo, who defeated Trinamool's former MP and popular actress Moon Moon Sen in the just-concluded polls, said the state's ruling party did not do any self-analysis after its defeat but "acted in a vengeful manner" since the election results.

He also accused the civic body in Asansol of deliberately stopping several developmental projects in spite of him sanctioning money from his MPLAD fund.(UNI)