1. West Bengal government to write to Centre for infringing on state’s rights in CRPF deployment

West Bengal government to write to Centre for infringing on state’s rights in CRPF deployment

According to a top official in the State Secretariat, the letter will point out that since law and order is a state subject the deployment of the paramilitary force outside the BJP office is an "infringement into the state's rights".

By: | Kolkata | Published: January 5, 2017 2:48 AM
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Fuming over the “unconstitutional” deployment of CRPF outside the BJP office here last night, the West Bengal government is set to write a letter to the Centre pointing out its infringement on the state’s rights on law and order.

According to a top official in the State Secretariat, the letter will point out that since law and order is a state subject the deployment of the paramilitary force outside the BJP office is an “infringement into the state’s rights”.

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It would question why the CRPF, actually meant for BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha’s security, was deployed outside the party’s office, the source told PTI.

A CRPF contingent was rushed to secure BJP office in Kolkata and ensure safety of its workers after a violent attack by arrested TMC leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay’s supporters on the saffron party’s state headquarters here which left several people injured and set off a fresh bout of recrimination between the two parties.

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    Rajangam Dhanuskodi
    Jan 5, 2017 at 9:07 am
    It is absolutely funny on the part of the State Government of West Bengal to write to the Centre that deployment of paramilitary forces outside the BJP office in Kolkatta is an infringement of the State's rights, as the Law & Order is the State Subject. But when the Headquarters of a particular political party is attacked damaging it to smithereens, the question of infringement of State's rights does not arise. Because, sensing the mood of the Ruling Party cadre to attack the BJP blaming it on the arrest of its MPs, the Ruling Trinamool Government ought to have deplo heavy police force before the BJP office and its State President. The poor State President Krishna Bhattacharya is in hospital having been injured by the Trinamool Party goons. Since they have failed to perform their Consutional duty, it became inevitable for the Central Authorities to deploy paramilitary forces. Due to violence unleashed by the goondas of the Ruling Party Trinammool Congress, in my opinion the Central Government ought to have deplo the 'Military' force - not the paramilitary force. The Ruling dispensation in West Bengal has forfeited its right to claim any State 'Rights' as they may use this 'Right' to unleash terror on its opponents. If further violence is perpetrated on other political parties in the State, the Central Government has every right under the Consution to dismiss it under Article 356. That is it.
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