Impose President rule to bring situation under control in West Bengal” BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari after Birbhum violence

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Kolkata: Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari has on Tuesday called for President’s rule in the state after the violence in Birbhum district of the state in which eight people were killed. 

“Law and order situation across West Bengal is grave. 26 murders have taken place in the last one week in different parts of the state. Centre should intervene and use Article 356 (President’s Rule) or Article 355 to bring the situation under control in Bengal,” ANI quoted BJP leader Adhikari as saying. 

As many as eight people have been burnt to death in the Rampurhat area of West Bengal’s Birbhum on Tuesday after a mob allegedly set houses on fire following the killing of Trinamool Congress leader Bahadur Shaikh.

Director-General of Police (DGP) West Bengal, Manoj Malviya said that 11 arrests have been made in the case so far. He further informed that Bahadur Shaikh’s murder was reported last night, an hour after which 7-8 houses nearby had caught fire. (ANI)

first published:March 22, 2022, 8:09 p.m.

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