Union Minister John Barla stated on Tuesday that the creation of a separate state of ‘North Bengal’ is the voice of the folks of the area. Addressing a press convention in Siliguri as a part of the BJP’s ‘Shahid Samman Yatra’, Barla stated he would talk about the problem on the applicable degree to deliver to fruition for making a separate state.
“Creation of a separate state of North Bengal is the voice of the folks of the area. I’ll elevate the problem on the applicable degree,” the minister stated. Barla, a BJP MP from Alipurduar who’s at current the Minister of State for Minority Affairs, stated the Trinamool Congress authorities in West Bengal did nothing for the minority inhabitants of the state and used them for getting votes.
“What work has the TMC authorities carried out for the minorities? You will have taken their votes in your political benefit,” he claimed. Within the identify of growth, TMC is resorting to terror ways and torture, Barla alleged.
“See how post-poll violence erupted in West Bengal,” he added. Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to work together with the state authorities however the TMC authorities was at all times preventing with the Centre, he alleged.
Referring to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s efforts to unite the opposition, Barla stated, “Didi is dreaming to turn out to be the prime minister. It should by no means occur.” In 2024, BJP will wrest all of the 42 Lok Sabha seats from West Bengal and by good margins, he claimed. Raju Bista, the BJP’s Darjeeling MP, alleged that greater than 150 social gathering staff had been killed in “post-poll violence” throughout West Bengal and the ‘Shahid Samman Yatra’ was undertaken to recollect them.
“West Bengal is racing in the direction of President’s Rule and we urge the President, the prime minister and the house minister to avoid wasting us from Mamata Banerjee’s rule of oppression,” he stated. In the meantime, a number of BJP staff, together with social gathering MLA Sankar Ghosh, had been detained by the Siliguri Metropolitan Police for gathering with out permission amid the COVID-restrictions, officers stated.
Bista stated they gathered for participating within the “Yuva Sankalp Yatra” to mark the seventy fifth yr of Independence. Union minister Subhas Sarkar, who was scheduled to steer one a part of the ‘Shahid Samman Yatra’ from the BJP’s state headquarters in Kolkata to Burdwan metropolis, claimed he was stopped by police from travelling with social gathering supporters.
The Minister of State for Schooling continued his journey in his automobile and visited Belur Math on the way in which. “We weren’t violating COVID protocols. Because the police didn’t permit BJP supporters to accompany me, I can solely say that they’re terrified of democratic protests. We’ll proceed to lift voice in opposition to atrocities by Trinamool,” he stated.
Earlier, the police detained BJP staff at Birati in North 24 Parganas the place they gathered to participate in one other leg of the ‘Shahid Samman Yatra’, officers stated. Union Minister of State for Ports, Transport and Waterways Shantanu Thakur alleged that he was additionally detained by the police at Birati although he was within the space to supply puja at a temple. Police claimed that the BJP chief himself boarded a police van.
Chatting with reporters, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh stated one leg of the Yatra was scheduled in north Bengal, one other at Birati and the third from the state social gathering headquarters in Kolkata. “The Shahid Samman Yatra was aimed toward letting the world know what was occurring in West Bengal,” Ghosh stated.
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