Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday accused BJP of trying to create unrest in West Bengal on the basis of religion, soon after some central leaders of the saffron outfit were arrested for trying to enter the violence- hit Makra village in Birbhum district.
"No one is above law even if one is a member of Parliament," TMC general secretary and MP Mukul Roy said, justifying the arrest of BJP leaders, including its vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and MPs Kirti Azad and Udit Raj.
Police said the BJP leaders were arrested as they tried to enter the village violating prohibitory orders under CrPC Section 144 clamped after the October 27 clash between TMC and BJP activists, in which three persons were killed and at least five houses were set on fire.
Roy said, "BJP is trying to create unrest in the state on the basis of religion and to stall the development works being carried out by the Mamata Banerjee government for the common people."
"There is no place for communalism in West Bengal and the people of the state would resist the BJP's attempts in this regard. Not only in Makra village, the BJP is trying to create unrest in entire West Bengal," he said, adding the saffron outfit is trying to divide the people of Bengal and tarnish the image of the state.