Birbhum violence: BJP, CPI-M to meet Bengal Governor on Friday

 The BJP and the CPI(M) will meet West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Friday to express their resentment over the state administration's refusal to allow them to visit violence-hit Makra village in Birbhum district.

PTI| Updated: Oct 30, 2014, 20:35 PM IST

Kolkata: The BJP and the CPI(M) will meet West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Friday to express their resentment over the state administration's refusal to allow them to visit violence-hit Makra village in Birbhum district.

"We will meet the Governor and inform him about the state administration's refusal to allow our central delegations to visit Makra, where our party workers and supporters have been brutally attacked, murdered and left homeless," state BJP president Rahul Sinha said.

Sinha also announced that a statewide protest would be held tomorrow against the arrest of BJP national vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi along with MPs Kirti Azad, Udit Raj and other leaders for defying prohibitory orders when they tried to visit Makra and "meet affected people".

The CPI(M) also said that it would meet the Governor tomorrow to inform him about the arrest of a 10-member Left delegation when they tried to visit Makra yesterday.

"We will meet the Governor tomorrow on the issue," Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Surjyakanta Mishra told reporters here.

"We want an all-party meeting to resolve the issue and ensure communal harmony, peace and restoration of law and order," he said.