West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has determined to not ship the state’s chief secretary and police chief to New Delhi on Monday, reported information company PTI. On Friday, they have been issued summons by the Union ministry of dwelling affairs (MHA) to look earlier than it on December 14 over the law-and-order state of affairs within the state following an assault on the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) president JP Nadda’s convoy on Thursday.
Chief secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay mentioned, in a letter to Union dwelling secretary Ajay Bhalla, he was directed to request to “dispense with the presence of the state officers” within the assembly in Delhi on December 14, in response to PTI. In his two-page letter Bandopadhyay wrote, “Whereas additional experiences are being obtained and compiled, within the circumstances, I’m directed to request you to kindly dispense with the presence of the State officers within the assembly, contemplating that the State Authorities is already addressing this challenge with utmost seriousness.”
He added that incidents concerning Z-category protectees have been already being examined and that the West Bengal police had supplied a bulletproof automotive and a pilot to Nadda, together with the escort car by the state authorities, personnel and private safety officers (PSOs) by the Central Reserve Police Drive (CRPF). “Whereas the central protectees had their very own central safety preparations, these preparations have been revamped and above the identical from the top of the State,” Bandopadhyay wrote, whereas searching for to be excused from attending the assembly.
In keeping with the letter, the deputy inspector normal of police of the vary was stationed within the West Bengal’s South 24-Parganas district, the place the BJP convoy was attacked, to oversee the preparations personally. On the identical time, 4 further superintendents of police (SP), eight deputy SPs, 14 inspectors, 70 sub-inspectors/assistant sub-inspectors, 40 RAF personnel, 259 constables and 350 members of auxiliary forces have been deployed on the route and on the venue at Diamond Harbour, it added.
The letter comes as MHA requested Bandopadhyay and the state’s director normal of police Virendra to look earlier than it. It additionally comes after Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar submitted a report back to the central authorities in regards to the “extraordinarily disturbing developments that don’t augur effectively for democratic values.” He alleged that violators of regulation within the state have the safety of police and administration.
The rift between the Centre and state comes within the backdrop of the BJP convoy was attacked at Shirakol in Diamond Harbour, the Lok Sabha constituency of Abhishek Banerjee, who’s chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew.
In keeping with the BJP, a few of the occasion’s frontline leaders, in addition to employees, sustained accidents after being assaulted by the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress. Tv information footage confirmed stones raining on the convoy and shattering windshields. Automobiles of some media homes have been additionally broken. BJP nationwide normal secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, its nationwide vice-president Mukul Roy and nationwide secretary Anupam Hazra have been hit by stones and shards of glass from shattered home windows and windshields of their vehicles, in response to the occasion.
Nadda was visiting Diamond Harbour as a part of his two-day journey to the state. He mentioned after the assault that the state had plunged right into a state of lawlessness and appealed to the BJP’s employees to make sure the occasion’s win within the meeting elections scheduled for 2021.