Bengal being unfairly singled out for violence

first_imgNew Delhi: Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra Tuesday said West Bengal is unfairly singled out in Parliament for discussion about violence in the state, while violence in states like Uttar Pradesh goes unnoticed.Speaking in the Lok Sabha, the Krishnanagar MP said Parliament is becoming a forum to raise West Bengal issues and that things are being generalised. Last week, Moitra delivered a fiery maiden speech in Parliament in which she warned that India was moving towards fascism. Also Read – Balakot strikes show major shift in govt’s handling of terror attacks: IAF chiefThe Leader of the TMC in Lok Sabha Sudip Bandyopadhyay also urged the Speaker to not allow such discussions. “State subjects are not allowed to be raised on the floor of the House if it is a law and order situation,” the senior TMC leader said. TMC’s Derek O’Brien also contested home minister Amit Shah’s claim on Monday in Rajya Sabha that the death toll in Bengal violence rose to 96 in 2018. “In which capacity did the home minister deliver his speech on the floor of the House? As a Union Minister or as the BJP national president!” O’Brien wondered. The home ministry on Tuesday refused to release figures of those killed in political violence in West Bengal in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.last_img read more