NHRC panel member probing Bengal violence belongs to BJP: Mamata | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Claiming that the put up-ballot violence narrative of the BJP is concocted, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday alleged {that a} member of the NHRC committee that visited the state to probe the violence belongs to the saffron party.
In an indictment of the Trinamool Congress authorities, the committee, constituted by the NHRC on the order of the Calcutta High Court to examine alleged human rights violations throughout put up-ballot violence, had mentioned in its report that the scenario within the state is a manifestation of “Law of Ruler” as an alternative of “Rule of Law”.
“One NHRC member has turned out to be a BJP man. He was in the past a frontline ABVP official. I think he has merely gone by the BJP version and contributed his part to the report,” Banerjee instructed a press convention.
She mentioned that some sporadic incidents of violence had taken place within the state after the meeting polls however at the moment, the Election Commission was in management of legislation and order.
The TMC supremo mentioned that the election outcomes had been declared on May 2 and until May 4, she was solely heading a caretaker authorities and took full command after swearing-in on May 5.
“We had to undo the arbitrary switch of officers by the EC through the polls and restored order by bringing again DMs, SPs and native stage officers who know the areas,” the chief minister mentioned.
Wondering why the NHRC panel report submitted to the excessive court docket was leaked to the media, she mentioned, “I won’t say more on the issue as it is sub-judice but feel sad the way the BJP is destroying the sanctity of certain hallowed institutions.”
Contrary to the claims, it was the BJP that had killed TMC members in its stronghold areas, she alleged.
“The post-poll violence narrative of the BJP is concocted with fake videos and weaved with a sinister design. But having been rejected by the people of Bengal, they won’t succeed,” Banerjee mentioned.
The NHRC committee submitted its report to a 5-choose bench of the excessive court docket headed by Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal on July 13.
The National Human Rights Commission, in its report, had additionally talked about “retributive violence” by supporters of the ruling celebration in opposition to these of the principle opposition celebration.
The excessive court docket on Thursday directed the West Bengal authorities to file an affidavit stating its place on the NHRC report by July 26.
Leaders of the West Bengal BJP, together with its president Dilip Ghosh and a number of other MPs, sat on a dharna in New Delhi on Wednesday to protest in opposition to the alleged political violence concentrating on celebration staff within the state.

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