Adhir calls for the imposition of Art 355 in the state

State Congress Speaker Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury who is also the leader of the opposition Lok Sabha (LS) has demanded the imposition of Section 355 in Bengal while condemning the rampurhat carnage in the district of Birbhum, which, according to official figures, left 10 people dead. , including two children.

Leaders of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state have also urged the Center to force the resignation of Section 356 demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who also holds the national portfolio. Speaking to reporters in Delhi today, Mr Chowdhury alleged that the law and order situation in the state was deteriorating alarmingly with one killing incident after another in different districts such as Howrah (Amta), Purulia, North 24-Parganas (Panihati) and Birbhum (Rampurhat).

“I will meet the President soon and ask him to impose Section 355 in Bengal. Rampurhat carnage showed how Trinamul Congress men are being killed by their own party workers. Looks like snake charmers are dying after being bitten by their snakes,” the opposition leader told LS.

Section 355 of the Constitution states that it is the duty of the Union to protect the States against external aggression and internal disturbances in order to ensure that the government of each State is exercised in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.

“Pure anarchy reigns everywhere in Bengal under the rule of Mamata Banerjee. His government formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of senior police officials to quell the carnage in Rampurhat. The role of the police is already under scrutiny, following their alleged involvement in the deaths of Anish Khan and our party councilor in Jhalda Municipality,” he said.