Kolkata, October 24, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Alleging that some IAS and IPS officers ‘close’ to the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) government were acting in a partisan manner, the state unit of the BJP has sought the names of IAS, IPS, and other officers from its leaders and cadres.
According to a report carried by ThePrint, the WB BJP has shortlisted names of 26 IPS officers whose credibility is in question and who are the ‘agents’ of the Trinamool government. BJP MP from Barrackpore Arjun Singh has come out openly on the subject and claimed that the state unit was compiling the list, adding that the number was huge at the lower level.
The state is all set for Assembly elections in 2021 and the BJP thinks that this needs to change for ‘free and fair elections.’
Supporting the contention and allegations of her colleague, Hooghly MP Locket Chatterjee has also accused the police and the administration of bias and acting under the instructions of Mamata government to target BJP leaders and cadres.
She alleged that officers even do not grant permission to them for holding events even as TMC gets permission for any event instantly.
Chatterjee who finds naming and shaming of officers the only alternative, said Bengal has become a police state, a phenomenon which needs to be corrected. She also alleged that the officers create problems for BJP workers every day and they don’t catch the Trinamool goons.
The TMC has denied that charges saying that this was part of the BJP’s pressure tactics in the state. TMC MP Dibyendu Adhikari said the BJP should leave the Bengal police alone as the cops here are most honest. They act on their own and on facts, he said.
The BJP has also decided to compile a list of suspected goons in West Bengal who could create trouble during assembly elections in 2021. The state unit plans to share it with the Union home ministry, central agencies, and Election Commission. The state party Chief Dilip Ghosh claims that its workers were being targeted by TMC goons and four of its workers have been killed during last fortnight.