Kolkata, July 5: Communal violence is increasing in Bengal under Mamata Banerjee’s rule. From Malda to Baduria, Bengal has witnessed highest number of communal violence after independence in last two years. On last Sunday, about Prophet Mohammed by a 17-year-old student has triggered a communal violence in Banduria area of in North 24 Parganas district. Due to this Facebook post, clashes in several places broke out. Even a bitter spat between Governor Kedarnath Tripathi and CM Mamata Banerjee took place. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday spoke to West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee separately.
Following the reports of clashes, Home Ministry sought a detailed report from the West Bengal government. He has also inquired about the steps taken to restore normalcy. It is believed that the governor and CM have explained their individual position in the telephonic conversation.
Regarding the riot news, Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi called Mamata Banerjee to know about the situation. But this turned out into a war of words between them. Mamata accused him of "speaking to her like a block-level BJP leader" and said she felt humiliated and "had even thought of quitting". Governor later stated he is surprised with CM’s attitude. Firstly she breached the secrecy in administration and her language in the press conference was not acceptable.
The post was first found on Sunday night. From then the clash started which got majorly spread on Monday in the areas of Basirhat. After 48 hours, the area of Baisrhat got disconnected from rest North 24 Pargana. A group of people was gathered near the house of the boy who posted it. Police protected the house.