The locals alleged that the deaths were because of police firing. Clashes broke out between two groups, suspected to be affiliated to the TMC and BJP, in the area on Thursday.
Kolkata: The BJP demanded a CBI inquiry into the firing incident at Bhatpara, which the party leaders said, left two dead and several injured.
The Bengal police administration was accused of acting as “TMC cadres” by the BJP on Friday. The locals alleged that the deaths were because of police firing.Clashes broke out between two groups, suspected to be affiliated to the TMC and BJP, in the area on Thursday.
BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya held a meeting with state BJP leaders during the day to discuss the next course of action.
"Mamata Banerjee and her party goons along with police have turned Bengal into killing fields just because the BJP won 18 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
"The kind of terror they have let loose in Bengal is unprecedented. They are trying to wipe out BJP cadres and voters from the Bhatpara area. But this will not yield any result," Vijayvargia said.
BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha said, the saffron party would seek a CBI inquiry into the incident to bring out the truth.
"It has been decided by our party that we would seek CBI inquiry into the incident to bring out the truth. The police is claiming they have not opened fire.
"The TMC is claiming they are not involved in the incident. The locals are saying it was the police which opened fire and killed innocent civilians. So, in order to bring out the truth, a CBI inquiry is needed," BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha was quoted saying in a PTI report.
When asked whether outsiders led by the BJP had engineered the ruckus, Sinha termed it as "baseless", and said only a CBI inquiry can unravel the truth.
A central BJP delegation is likely to visit Bhatpara this week and submit a report regarding the incident to party president and Union Home minister Amit Shah, BJP sources said.
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Last Updated 21, Jun 2019, 4:39 PM