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Asansol violence: BJP forms four-member panel to assess situation

The Four-member Panel Formed By BJP Chief Amit Shah Will Be Led By The Saffron Party’s Vice-president Om Mathur.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Deepak Mahato | Updated on: 30 Mar 2018, 04:04:07 PM
Asansol violence: BJP forms four-member panel to assess situation (Source: PTI)


The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday formed a four-member panel of party leaders to take stock of the situation in violence-hit Asansol in West Bengal’s Burdwan district.

The four-member panel formed by BJP chief Amit Shah will be led by the saffron party’s vice-president Om Mathur.

According to the announcement made by the party, Shahnawaz Hussain, Roopa Ganguly and BD Ram are part of the panel.

“The four-member team after visiting the area will submit a report to Shah,” the party said in a statement.

A number of incidents of violence were reported from Asansol. According to reports, police personnel were also injured in the incident.

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The BJP has slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

“She is busy politicking in Delhi when there is violence in her state,” said BJP leader Mukul Roy.

Early in the day, BJP leader Babul Supriyo, who was booked for assaulting an IPS officer in West Bengal’s Asansol on Thursday, filed a counter-FIR against the police namely Rupesh Kumar.

The BJP MP reportedly got into a scuffle after police stopped him from entering his constituency, citing security reasons. Section 144 of the CrPC was imposed in the Asansol-Raniganj area and Supriyo allegedly attacked Kumar to enter the Railpar area in Paschim Burdwan district. He was seen engaged in a verbal spat with police personnel, who surrounded his vehicle.

The Asansol-Raniganj area has been on the boil since Sunday over clashes following a Ram Navami procession.

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First Published : 30 Mar 2018, 03:47:00 PM