Narayanan asks West Bengal police to adopt impartial approach
Reacting to the recent incident of clash between Trinamool Congress and CPI (M) in West Bengal, Governor Mayankote Kelath Narayanan has said that violence should not be tolerated.
He added that the police should adopt an impartial approach while dealing with the perpetrators.
Activists of the regional Trinamool Congress (TMC) attacked a procession of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in West Bengal on Tuesday (January 08), injuring more than 10 people.
"Last 2-3 days have been most distressing and disturbing. I think we can't and we should tolerate this kind of violence that has taken place. I believe it is the responsibility of the administration to ensure that law and order is maintained.
"And whoever is responsible, I think action needs to be taken and police have to be impartial as far as that is concerned," Narayanan said on Wednesday.
The CPI-M had taken out a procession to condemn an attack on its legislator Abdur Rezzak Mollah, allegedly by supporters of TMC leader Arabul Islam on Monday (January 07), in the state's South 24 Parganas district.
In the course of the attack, many vehicles were also set on fire in the rioting and firing that ensued.
The incident has drawn flak from multiple quarters for Islam and the TMC, and members of the Mamata Banerjee-led provincial government have visited Mollah, recuperating at a hospital in Kolkata.
Banerjee reportedly called an emergency meeting of her administrative officials to assess the situation.