In another update to the West Bengal’s political violence episode, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has targeted state chief minister Mamata Banerjee over the violence, linking the happenings in the state to her "desperation" for power.
“It is the responsibility of the (Mamata) government to act in the interest of the people and implement law and order through strict action”, Bhagwat said. He held the state’s administration responsible for the violence that erupted in the state during the Lok Sabha elections and has continued since then.
Grieving the political killings in West Bengal, he said that those who are being killed may belong to a certain party, but calling people who protest such killings as 'outsiders' is wrong. Banerjee has often blamed 'outsiders' for causing trouble in the state.
“Whatever is happening in West Bengal should not happen. It is not happening in other states. If some goons and those with aggressive tendencies are resorting to this, the administration should step in to curb it. It is the duty of the state to implement law and order," Bhagwat said according to FirstPost.
In an evident reference to the issue of Ayodhya, Bhagwat said that the people of the nation have reposed faith in the present government for the promises fulfilled by them in the previous term, although some of them still need to be fulfilled.
"The Sangh and society are voters and not contestants. We put in our efforts for 100 per cent voting and we think our efforts are bearing fruits though it may not be 100 per cent," he said.
He added that the people are learning from every election and voting with maturity for the unity and progress of the country.