functionaries justifying the
firing in which four north Bengal villagers were killed and asking for “more blood to be shed” makes
“feel ashamed that they too are from Bengal”, the CM said on Monday, demanding that politicians who publicly advocate “killings and murders” be banned from politics.
BJP's Habra candidate and ex-state unit president Rahul Sinha had said on Sunday that central forces “should be given show-cause notices for killing only four people”. He said the central forces “should have killed eight instead of four”.
BJP state secretary Sayantan Basu was reported as saying in Dhupguri, “Do not try to play more games, we will play the Sitalkuchi game.”
Sinha’s and Basu’s comments followed state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh’s warning in Baranagar that there would be “many more Sitalkuchis in Bengal”.
CM Mamata on Monday urged
MP Saugata Roy to bring a private member’s bill in
, seeking a ban on such politicians. Bullets should be avenged with ballots, she added, a few hours before Trinamool went to the
, asking for legal action against the BJP functionaries and demanding that they be restrained from campaigning.
“This was planned. I will probe this. Why was a woman sent there first? The BJP planned this with the district superintendent of police,” Mamata said. “Who met whom (before the incident), who opened fire, how was the plan hatched? They had planned it, the firing was targeted at the chest.”
The CM, referring to the death of 18-year-old Ananda Burman in a separate incident in Sitalkuchi on Saturday, said BJP had killed its own worker “and then killed four others”.
“I have the names of all those who opened fire. One BJP leader is saying four should be killed, another is saying 12 should be killed. Don’t they have any shame? How can political leaders say more people should have been killed? They are provoking people openly,” Mamata said, accusing Union home minister
of “planning this entirely”. “The PM knows about it,” she iterated.
“Where do these people come from, from where have they been imported?” she said in a jibe to national BJP leaders. “Those who give clean chits after firing, those who say more should have been killed… should they be allowed in politics? We need to avenge these bullets with ballots,” she said.