WB BJP wants central team to visit Sandeshkhali after clash

The West Bengal unit of BJP on Wednesday requested Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to send a central team to the state in connection with yesterday`s clash at Basirhat`s Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas between BJP and TMC supporters which had left several BJP workers injured.

PTI| Last Updated: May 28, 2014, 18:16 PM IST

Kolkata: The West Bengal unit of BJP on Wednesday requested Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to send a central team to the state in connection with yesterday`s clash at Basirhat`s Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas between BJP and TMC supporters which had left several BJP workers injured.

State BJP president Rahul Sinha alleged that the BJP workers were targeted and shot at by TMC goons in Sandeshkhali as people had favoured BJP during the Lok Sabha elections in the area.

"We have informed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh about what happened in Sandeskhali yesterday. He has expressed shock over the barbaric incident. We have also requested a central team headed by Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju be sent to the area at the earliest to take stock of the lawlessness in the state," Sinha said.
Several BJP supporters and a few TMC workers were injured in yesterday`s clash in Sandeshkhali`s Halderbheri area. Around five persons, with bullet injuries, were rushed to a local hospital for treatment.

The BJP state president also said his repeated attempts to contact West Bengal Chief Secretary Sanjay Mitra proved futile and that Mitra was acting in a biased manner, not giving due importance to the complaints of BJP workers being attacked.
"We have been trying to contact the Chief Secretary since this morning and after more than 30 calls to his office, we could not get through to him. Every time an official picks up and says he is busy in a meeting with the Chief Minister," said Sinha.