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BJP to take out 'Save Bengal' march in Delhi tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Accusing the Mamata Banerjee-led in of practising "politics of appeasement", the today said it would take out a "Save Bengal" march from Raj Ghat here tomorrow.

spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi attacked the (TMC) in Bengal over the recent communal clashes in Basirhat in the North 24 Parganas district, alleging that Banerjee was practising the "two-fold politics of appeasement and repression" in the state.

The saffron party had earlier claimed that Hindus were targeted in the Basirhat violence.

Lekhi claimed that the Basirhat incident was not an isolated one and referred to similar incidents of communal clashes at Kaliachak and Dhulagarh in earlier.

The MP alleged that the TMC had also not allowed the immersion of Durga idols in the state on the scheduled day.

"What we see in Bengal is a very twisted manner of implementing secularism," she said at a press meet here.

Lekhi alleged that the Bengal government was not providing the land to the security forces, which was required to seal the border with Bangladesh at a certain place.

She said that while the Bengal government "sent back" four of the eight companies of central forces sent by the Union government, claiming that the situation was normal in Basirhat, it did not allow a delegation, which included her, to visit the area.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 20:28 IST