Mamata Banerjee’s Command to Police: No Action Against Rioters – Statement by Suvendu Adhikari


On April 3rd, a West Bengal BJP leader named Suvendu Adhikari spoke about the violence that took place during Ram Navami day in Howrah, West Bengal. There were a number of violent activities and Adhikari reported that he also tweeted a permission letter for the rally that took place. He then goes onto share that many journalists were left injured and stones were even being thrown at them, yet the police remain silent. In addition, Adhikari shared that Mamata Banerjee, the current West Bengal Chief Minister, had instructed the police to not take any action against those who had participated in the riots.

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Suvendu Adhikari is a renowned Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Adhikari was formerly a part of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) led by Mamata Banerjee and was a minister in the Mamata Banerjee led West Bengal government from 2011 to 2016. He first joined BJP in December 2019 and is now one of the most prominent leaders of the party in Bengal. Adhikari has often been vocal about the violence and riots in West Bengal, such as the violence that took place for Ram Navami, and is an advocate for the improved safety and stability of the state.