Battleground West Bengal is heating up ahead of the 2021 Assembly elections with top BJP leaders visiting the state more often in order to capture the ruling Trinamool Congress(TMC)’s turf.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has now written to the West Bengal Police chief giving details about lapses made by the local police when the convoy of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda was attacked in Diamond Harbour in the state.
The CRPF, which is responsible for providing security to VVIPs like Nadda, has asked West Bengal Police for co-operation ahead of Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to the state. As per the letter, the CRPF had asked local police to make proper arrangements for such protectees. Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to visiting West Bengal on December 19-20.
According to news agency ANI sources. The CRPF categorically said in the letter, “During incidents of attack on Nadda, adequate Police deployment was not available.”
CRPF has also given details about the incidents which took place on December 9 and December 10.
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The matter pertains to December 9, when miscreants raised black flags and shouted slogans during Nadda’s visit to the BJP West Bengal election office in Kolkata. The next day when Nadda’s convoy was passing through Sarisha in Diamond Harbour area when miscreants allegedly pelted stones and several party leaders including BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and BJP West Bengal President Dilip Ghosh’s cars were vandalized.
The CRPF gives protection to various VVIPs such as Amit Shah, Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi etc. Forces are also deployed in Naxalite areas and in Jammu and Kashmir.