BJP cadres trying to incite violence in Bengal: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday charged that the federal government and Bharatiya Janata Party cadre were trying to incite violence in the state and conspiring to bring down her government. She also said BJP was also trying to throttle her voice as she was the only one in the country to protest against them.

"This (inciting violence in West Bengal) is a planted game. This is their game plan to throttle my voice because they know that Mamata Banerjee is the only person in the country to raise voice against them. This conspiracy to bring down our government will not succeed," she told reporters in Kolkata flaying the federal government for sending an advisory to her government in the wake of killings in Sandeskhali on Saturday last.

The federal government expressed ‘deep concern’ on Sunday over the continuing post-parliamentary poll violence in West Bengal, saying the ‘unabated violence’ appeared to be a failure on the part of the state authorities. Mamata alleged BJP was “spending crores and crores of money to spread fake news through different social networking websites. The central government and (BJP) party cadres are trying to incite violence in West Bengal.”

She said the federal government also had an equal responsibility as the state governments in case any violence or riot took place in West Bengal. "If there is any riot or violence in any state, then the central government cannot shrug off its responsibility," she said.