MHA summons WB Chief Secretary, DGP over security lapses during BJP chief Nadda’s visit

New Delhi, Dec 11 (Agency) The Ministry of Home Affairs has summoned West Bengal Chief Secretary and Director General of Police (DGP) over the security lapses of BJP president JP Nadda’s visit to the state on Thursday. The top two officials of the state have been summoned here on December 14 over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, a senior Home Ministry official said.

Taking a strong view on the security mess up in the state, the Union Home Ministry has also sought a report from the State Government and from the State Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday. A Home Ministry source said that the Governor has sent its report to the Centre. On Thursday, Mr Nadda’s convoy was attacked with stones and sticks by a mob allegedly by the Trinamool supporters on its way to Diamond Harbour, the parliamentary constituency of the Chief Minister’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee. As per the State BJP leaders, during that incident, the BJP national Chief was escaped narrowly but the other leaders along with him Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy were hurt. Taking to twitter, the Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said “Bengal has descended into an era of tyranny, anarchy and darkness under the Trinamool rule. The manner in which political violence has been institutionalised and brought to the extreme within West Bengal under TMC rule is sad and worrying for all those who believe in democratic values”. Mr Nadda was on a two-day tour to Kolkata, as part of the 120-day tour of the state of West Bengal, where the Assembly election is due next year.