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Will apprise President on Mamata Govt. promoting ‘vote bank’ politics: BJP


New Delhi: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation will meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday and apprise him of the violent incident in Malda and will also convey to him of the ‘vote bank politics’ that was being promoted by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal.

“The BJP delegation will be meeting the President of India today in the afternoon. We will be apprising the President of the incident of Malda and particularly, how the TMC government under Mamata Banerjee is working in promoting vote bank politics and because of his appeasement politics, how the national security is being compromised,” BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh told ANI.

He added that the delegation will also highlight other incidents which have not been reported but have taken place because of ‘appeasement politics’ by the TMC.

“There are incidents of Dalits killings. Hindus have been tortured and are living in fear. The police are unable to take action and there have been incidents where police stations have been set on fire, like in Birbhum. All these things will be brought to the president’s notice,” Singh said.

Meanwhile, the BJP delegation is set to meet the President at 2 pm today.

On Tuesday the BJP had apprised Home Minister Rajnath Singh of the law and order situation in the state and had demanded a probe into the Malda violence incident.

The TMC has, however, accused the BJP of spreading communal venom ahead of the state assembly polls this year.

On January 3, a mob set the Kaliachak police station and several vehicles on fire in protest against a hate speech by a right-wing leader.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the violence was nothing more than a localised problem and claimed that the state government was taking appropriate action. (ANI)

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