BJP wants to turn Bengal into Gujarat: Mamata Banerjee

WEST BANGAL:  A day after violent clashes between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC) activists claimed the life of at least four party workers in Basirhat, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the BJP of spreading lies.

“Bengal is not Gujarat. In UP, kids have been murdered. We will not let it happen. After BJP win, they are trying to create unrest in Bengal. BJP national leaders are creating problems [as part of] a conspiracy. We will not bow down to these forces,” Mamata Banerjee said

Mamata Banerjee strong reply came after several BJP minister slammed the TMC government in West Bengal.

Supporters of BJP in Basirhat blocked roads to protest against the state’s ruling party and demanded punishment for people who killed at least three BJP party workers.

After reports of failing law and order in the state, the home ministry also questioned the state government over the recent deterioration in law and order and expressed “deep concern”. In reply, the Mamata-led government said the situation was “well under control”.