‘Didi must resign’, demands BJP after attack on ED team | India News

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NEW DELHI: Coming down heavily on Trinamool Congress over the attack on Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials in West Bengal, BJP on Friday sought the resignation of CM Mamata Banerjee, saying the continuance of her government was a threat to national security. BJP also demanded Mamata’s resignation and an apology to the people as well as to the ED officials who sustained serious injuries.
ED officers were assaulted and their vehicles damaged allegedly by supporters of TMC leader Sheikh Shahjahan when they tried to raid his residence in North 24 Parganas district in connection with a probe into the ration distribution scam.

Officials said the ED officers left their damaged vehicles and had to move out of Sandeshkhali in auto-rickshaws and two-wheelers. At least two officers suffered serious injuries.

“All the goons in West Bengal know they don’t need to fear. They have protection from Mamata, who has no right to continue as CM even for a day. She should resign… When ED officers were attacked, they called police for help… Police refused to even speak to the ED officers… whose encouragement was behind it to think that they were above the law? It was anarchist Mamata,” said BJP spokesman Gaurav Bhatia.
BJP co-incharge for political affairs in Bengal Amit Malviya said, “This is how lawless Bengal is. Continuance of the TMC government in West Bengal is a national security threat.”
Malviya said the team of ED and accompanying media was attacked when it raided the premises of block-level TMC leaders Shahjahan and Shankar Adhya. State food minister Jyoti Priya Mallick has already been arrested in connection with the scam.
“It is likely several of those who came out to attack the officials are illegal migrants, who have been patronised by local TMC leaders, to serve as their vote bank,” Malviya added.

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