Nothing happened in Dhulagarh: Mamata Banerjee
Mamata was asked about the arson and looting in Dhulagarh when she reached back from Delhi
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee replied to questions about the communal violence in Dhulagarh saying "Nothing has happened there".
She was asked about the arson and looting in Dhulagarh when she reached back from Delhi. "You should be ashamed of yourselves," Mamata curtly replied to reporters when pressed for an answer on the incident.
Last week, the Trinamool Congress chief had blamed BJP for the violence saying "There is no point in political violence. I want to tell Narendra Modi and the riot makers of the BJP." She even alleged it as a "political revenge", and added "There is no need to hurt anyone else. Arrest me alone."
On December 12, the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad, trouble had erupted in the area over the route of a religious procession. Several houses were put to arson and looted on December 14.
Since then no politician or media persons have been allowed to enter the area even though the administration claims that the situation had returned to normalcy.
The matter intensified into a political controversy, where TMC has accused BJP of creating communal flares in West Bengal. BJP retaliated saying Chief Minister was playing the politics of "minority appeasement".
On Tuesday, a group of Left politicians, including Sitaram Yechury and MP Mohammed Salim were averted from the main road, which was blocked by police team.