'Maa-mati-manush' not secure in West Bengal: Rajnath's jibe at Mamata over Malda violence
Mamata Banerjee had described the Malda violence as a "struggle between the BSF and the local residents".
Kolkata: Coming down heavily on Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government over the recent violence in Malda, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said 'Maa-mati-manush' are not secure in West Bengal.
Taking pot shots at the West Bengal government, the Home Minister said, 'Maa-mati-manush' (mother, earth and people) and even the police are not secure in the state.'
While addressing a rally in Bengal's Barasat area, the senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader hit out at the ruling TMC dispensation saying, no one will invest in West Bengal unless the Mamata government ensures good governance, improves law and order and ushers in a new era of development.
Earlier, the Centre had decided not to send any official team to West Bengal, as demanded by the BJP to probe the recent violence in Malda.
A decision had been taken by the central government not to send any team of officials to West Bengal to study the violence in Malda where protesters had set fire to a police station and damaged several vehicles, leading to tension in the area, a top party officials was quoted as saying.
While Banerjee had described the Malda violence as a "struggle between the BSF and the local residents", the Bharatiya Janata Party has been seeking the Centre's intervention alleging the incident was "Trinamool's handiwork to cover up its involvement in anti-national activities".