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To corner Mamata govt, BJP to send three-MP delegation to violence-hit Dhulagarh in Howrah

A week after clashes erupted in ​Howrah district’s Dhulagarh area, a three-MP delegation of the BJP will visit the region tomorrow to look into incidents of violence.

India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 23, 2016 16:33 IST ]
Tension erupted when two groups clashed as a procession was
Tension erupted when two groups clashed as a procession was brought out

A week after clashes erupted in ​Howrah district’s Dhulagarh area, a three-MP delegation of the BJP will visit the region tomorrow to look into incidents of violence.

The delegation includes Satyapal Singh, a Lok Sabha member and former Mumbai Police Commissioner; Jagdambika Pal, also a Lok Sabha member, and Roopa Ganguly, a Rajya Sabha member from West Bengal. West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh will join the delegation once it reaches the state.

The BJP has alleged that the minority wing of the ruling Trinamool Congress has targeted Hindus in the area in Howrah district for their support to the saffron party. 

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi yesterday enquired from the state Director General of Police Surajit Kar Purakayastha about the law and order situation there. 

According to information received from the Governor's residence, Purakayastha briefed Tripathi on the matter. 

"The governor asked the DGP to ensure peace and law and order in the area and to take strict action against the culprits," a release issued by the Raj Bhavan said yesterday. 

Tension erupted in Dhulagarh when two groups reportedly clashed as a procession was brought out in the area last week. 

As per a senior officer at the Howrah Commissionerate, police had to use tear gas to bring the situation under control when the groups hurled bombs at each other. 

With PTI Inputs 

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