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Cong accuses BJP of flaring up communal passions in Bengal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today accused the of flaring up communal passions in and asked state government to help bring back normalcy and act sternly against perpetrators of such incidents and find out the elements and factors behind those creating such a sensitive situation.

"As per out information, the is responsible and has a hand in creating such a sensitive situation in Bengal where communal passions are flared up.

"Whereas it is the duty of the government to deal with such elements sternly and help bring about peace and normalcy in the state. It should also find out which elements and forces are behind creation of such a communal situation and are influencing this sensitive situation in West Bengal," spokesperson said.

To a question on the escape of Meat exporter Moin Qureshi's escape while hoodwinking the authorities, he said the manner in which Vijay Mallya had left the country, Qureshi also escaped in the same way.

"But the question is whether the person who helped Mallya escape has not helped Qureshi also escape.

"It is absolutely absurd the kind of story that is being put out. It is absolutely preposterous and ridiculous. Obviously, complicity of the government is there without which it would not have been facilitated," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 21:22 IST