A vehicle of BJP president JP Nadda

Attack on Nadda’s convoy: Centre seeks report from Bengal govt on ‘serious security lapses’

The Centre on Thursday sought a report from the West Bengal authorities over the alleged “serious security lapses” in the course of the go to of BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda to the state. This comes after Nadda’s convoy was attacked when it was on its approach to Diamond Harbour space in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district from Kolkata.

Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee represents Diamond Harbour within the Lok Sabha.

The motion has been taken on a letter written by West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh to Shah, alleging severe safety considerations. Ghosh’s car was a part of the convoy which was attacked.

Union dwelling minister Amit Shah referred to as the assault on Nadda “sponsored violence”, and mentioned on Twitter that West Bengal has “descended into an era of tyranny and anarchy” beneath the rule of Trinamool Congress.


The Centre additionally despatched a communication to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, in search of an in depth report on legislation and order state of affairs and the steps being taken by the state authorities in sustaining peace and tranquility after Thursday’s incident, information company PTI reported.

Governor Dhankar had expressed concern. “Concerned at alarming reports of anarchy & lawlessness.

“Mamata Banerjee indicating ruling party harmads on rampage at BJP president convoy & political police. WB Police in support…I share my shame with you as it’s on account of your acts of omission & commission,” Dhankar mentioned on Twitter.


Chief minister and Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee mentioned the assault was staged.

“Every day they (BJP activists) are coming out (for rallies) with firearms. They are slapping themselves and blaming it on the Trinamool Congress. Just think of the situation. They are roaming around with the BSF, CRPF, Army, CISF….then why are you so scared,” Banerjee mentioned in Kolkata.

The automobiles of BJP leaders have been stoned after they have been going to attend an organisational assembly at Diamond Harbour. Apart from Dilip Ghosh, BJP nationwide normal secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya was additionally a part of the convoy.

The assault was telecast dwell by a number of Bengali information channels. Vehicles of some media homes have been additionally broken.

Expressing severe safety considerations, Ghosh in a letter to Shah alleged that “during his (Nadda’s) different engagements in Kolkata, it was observed that there was serious lapses on security arrangements, purportedly due to negligence and/or casual approach of the state police department.” He additionally claimed {that a} “mob” of over 200 folks with sticks and bamboos have been demonstrating elevating black flags in entrance of BJP’s state unit workplace in Kolkata.

Nadda is at present on a two-day go to to West Bengal, the place meeting election is due subsequent 12 months.