BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari sits on the Dhamakhali road in North 24-Parganas’s Laskarpara on Thursday after he was prevented access to Sandeshkhali.
Pashupati Das

By Subhasish Chaudhuri, Saibal Gupta

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday alleged “RSS role” behind the unrest at Sandeshkhali, asserting “outsiders” had sinister plans of unleashing tension there during Saraswati Puja.

She added that untoward incidents were averted as her government took stern steps to handle the situation, underscoring the arrest of 17 persons.

Mamata, in her address in the House during a discussion on the state budget, said: “I want to say that there is an RSS base and they are trying to create disturbances. A riot occurred in the area seven-eight years ago…. It is a spot vulnerable to tension.”

“They are trying to create disturbances between the minorities and tribal people,” Mamata alleged.

She accused central agencies of targeting her party leader Sheikh Shahjahan.

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