Locket Chatterjee, a BJP MP and Member of Parliament for Hooghly in West Bengal, wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday regarding a violent incident that happened in Bansberia Kolbazar, West Bengal, on Tuesday (August 15). She asked for the prompt deployment of central forces in the area to control the situation and ensure the safety of the general populace.
In her letter, she further expresses her concern for the situation and seeks cooperation and support from the Home Minister.
“I would like to put forward to you that on the 15″ of August 2023, Tuesday, when the entire nation was in the helm of celebration the Independence Day, in Kolbazar Bansberia, SAPTAGRAM ASSEMBLY HOOGHLY DISTRICT WEST BENGAL, which is my constituency. There is a continuous state of violence occurring. The entire scenario took to action when some anti-social of a MUSLIM community happen to PULL APART and PUT TO PIECES the INDIAN NATIONAL FLAG. After which there was a pooja organized by the South Indian Community where MUSLIM women happen to provoke and vandalize the arrangements of the pooja. There is pelting of stones, breaking of CCTV camera, Burning of Public Property. The incident has taken a havoc situation and the locals are in a state of fear,” read a letter written by the minister.
The leader of the West Bengal BJP demanded the immediate deployment of Central Police forces in the Bansebria region in a letter to the state governor CV Ananda Bose earlier in the day. “The @WBPolice & the State Govt have failed miserably to reign in the Law & Order situation in the riot-hit areas of Bansberia; Kalbajar under Mogra Police Station; and Hoogly district, where the National Flag was desecrated by perpetrators belonging to one community,” the West Bengal Unit Chief wrote on X (formerly Twitter).