Mamata, Rajnath spar over clashes after Amit Shah's rally

Saturday 02nd February 2019 05:47 EST

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has reportedly told Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to rein in BJP workers after the latter called her following clashes between the supporters of the two parties immediately after BJP president Amit Shah's rally in Contai, East Midnapore district. In a tweet, the Home Ministry said, “HM spoke to West Bengal CM, Ms Mamata Banerjee and expressed serious concern over reports of large scale violence and arson against people who attended BJP's political rally in East Midnapore distrct today. He asked CM that those who indulged in violence should be brought to book.” A senior TMC minister close to Banerjee was angry with Singh's call and shot back with allegations against BJP. They said, “The chief minister told the home minister that he should first consider restraining the leaders of his own party. She told Singh that BJP leaders created the provocation and started the vandalism.”

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