India / BJP is misusing powers of Centre to destabilise Bengal govt: NCP

Zoom News : Dec 22, 2020, 02:51 PM
Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ‘using’ the Centre to ‘destabilise’ the West Bengal government, the NCP alleged on Monday and added that its chief Sharad Pawar and other leaders will unite the Opposition in future. Speaking to reporters, Maharashtra Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) national spokesperson Nawab Malik said that West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC president Mamata Banerjee called up Pawar on Sunday and discussed the issue.

“BJP is misusing powers of Centre to destabilise West Bengal govt. Law & Order is a state subject. Without any consent, IPS officer has been withdrawn from the state. This is very serious matter. Mamata Banerjee & Sharad Pawar have discussed this matter,” Malik said.

“Mr Pawar will discuss this issue with leaders of other political parties also. The meeting will be somewhere in Delhi. If necessary, Mr Pawar will definitely go to West Bengal,” he added said.

The West Bengal government has locked horns with the Centre over the latter directing three IPS officers from the state to join in Central deputation for their alleged dereliction of duties following the recent attack on the convoy of BJP president J P Nadda.

“The way the BJP is using the Central government to destabilise the West Bengal government, it is very serious. The IPS officers have been withdrawn without the consent of the West Bengal government, which is very dangerous. West Bengal Chief Minister has discussed the issue with Pawar saheb,” Malik said.

He said the BJP’s “programme to destabilise” elected governments in states “is not right and not in line with democracy”. “Somewhere, Pawar saheb and other leaders will unite all opposition leaders in the future,” Malik added.