Attack on Nadda’s convoy: Top Bengal officers, summoned by MHA, not to visit Delhi – Times of India

NEW DELHI: West Bengal chief secretary and the state police chief (DGP), who were summoned by the Centre in connection with the attack on BJP chief JP Nadda‘s convoy, will not visit Delhi on December 14.
Chief secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay wrote to Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla, that he has been directed to request to “dispense with the presence of the state officials” in the meeting convened on December 14.
The Union home ministry had summoned the two top officers following an adverse report by Governor Jagdeep Dhankar on the law and order situation in the state.
The ruling TMC has called the Centre’s move unconstitutional. It accused the Centre of interfering with the federal structure and claimed that provocative speeches by Bengal BJP president was leading to a vicious situation.
Don’t play with fire: Governor to Mamata
The governor in his report alleged that the violators of law in Bengal have the protection of police and administration. He also advised chief minister Mamata Banerjee ‘not to play with fire’.
He pulled up chief minister Mamata Banerjee for her repeated remarks calling the BJP a party of outsiders and asked her to desist from such politics as it would weaken the national fabric.
“I have sent my report to the central government whose contents cannot be shared on account of propriety,” the governor told a press conference at Raj Bhavan.
“The governor is not a post office … he will not fidddle around in Raj Bhavan when human rights are being violated,” he said, and asserted “the governor will vindicate his oath, come what may.”
It is the duty of the governor to protect the Constitution, he said.
Dhankhar said the chief minister is also under constitutional obligation and has to act in accordance with the Constitution.
Acting swiftly on governor’s report, the Union home ministry summoned the state chief secretary and the DGP on December 14.
Nadda’s convoy had ‘convicted criminals’ and goons: TMC
The ruling Trinamool Congress reacted strongly to the developments and accused the BJP of trying to create a situation where the central government can interfere in matters related to the states.
Senior TMC MPs Saugata Roy and Kalyan Banerjee alleged that Nadda’s convoy had “convicted criminals” and goons who carried weapons with the malafide intention to instigate violence.
Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra took a dig at the BJP and said, every “two-bit” leader visiting West Bengal brings their own security who cannot protect them from staged “attacks”.
“Had heard of college BYOB parties. BJP having a BYOS (Bring Your Own Security) party every day in Bengal – CRPF, CISF and every central force imaginable accompanies each two-bit leader who visits. Shame they can’t protect you from staged ‘attacks’,” Moitra tweeted.
Seven arrested in connection with attack on Nadda’s convoy
Meanwhile, the West Bengal police arrested seven people for their alleged involvement in the attack on BJP national president.
Four people were arrested from Falta, and three from Usthi police station area, both in South 24 Parganas district.
All seven of them have been booked under various sections of the IPC for rioting, obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions and other offences.
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