New Delhi: Jan 16; Stepping up the heat on the Mamata Banerjee government over the Malda violence, the BJP on Saturday took the matter to President Pranab Mukherjee and requested him to seek an independent report from the Governor on the issue.
A BJP delegation, led by party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and other central and State leaders, met Mr. Mukherjee and submitted a memorandum.
The party alleged inaction on part of the State government on the Malda violence and claimed that the TMC government's policy of 'appeasement and vote bank' politics posed a threat to national security. They also raised the issue of violence in Birbhum in West Bengal.
The delegation also presented another memorandum to the President on the inaction on the part of the West Bengal government in arresting the accused in the hit-and-run case involving the son of a TMC leader, who killed an Air Force jawan while he was rehearsing for the Republic Day parade in Kolkata.
"The Malda incident is linked to the country's internal security... This vote bank politics poses a threat to internal security as the same mob also raised pro-Pakistan slogans.
That is why we have requested the President to seek his own report from the Governor and the report sought by the Central government from the State will help stop the threat caused to the country's internal security," Mr. Vijayvargiya told reporters after meeting the Presiden.