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TMC sees MHA advisory as conspiracy

Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Monday wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah alleging that the MHA advisory to the West Bengal government is a “deep-rooted conspiracy” by the BJP and an “evil ploy to grab power” in Opposition-ruled states.

The BJP, however, termed the allegations baseless and claimed that the law-and-order situation in the state has completely broken down.

TMC secretary general and West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee, in a letter, claimed that the ministry of home affairs has drawn conclusions without verifying the ground reality or taking a report from the state government.

“We, on behalf of the Trinamool Congress, lodge our strong objection to the advisory issued by the MHA and urge that the same be withdrawn forthwith,” he said.

Criticising the advisory, Chatterjee said, “We have reason to believe that it is an evil ploy to grab power in states run by parties politically opposed to the BJP.”

Reacting to the TMC allegation, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh said the MHA was absolutely right in sending the advisory.

“The law-and-order situation has completely broken down… The MHA has done the right thing. If the TMC is saying that the Union home minister and the BJP president are the same person, then the same rule applies in Bengal as well,” Ghosh said.

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