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BJP instigated violence during Ram Navami celebrations in Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee at Raiganj rally

The chief minister claimed that the violence in Murshidabad district was 'pre-planned' and accused the saffron party of orchestrating it ahead of the Lok Sabha polls

PTI Raiganj Published 18.04.24, 01:47 PM
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday alleged that the BJP instigated violence during Ram Navami celebrations in the state.

She claimed that the violence in Murshidabad district was "pre-planned" and accused the saffron party of orchestrating it ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

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A blast happened near a procession in Murshidabad's Shaktipur area on Wednesday, injuring a woman, police said.

"Everything was pre-planned. The DIG of Murshidabad was removed a day ahead of Ram Navami so that you (the BJP) can carry out violence," she said at an election rally in the Raiganj Lok Sabha constituency.

The chief minister also claimed that goons associated with the BJP roughed up police personnel in the district.

The BJP, meanwhile, alleged that stones were pelted at a Ram Navami procession in Rejinagar area of the district.

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