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Four-member BJP team to visit violence-hit Asansol


IANS New Delhi
Describing the violence in West Bengal's Asansol "painful and unfortunate", BJP President Amit Shah on Friday formed a four-member committee to visit the city and submit a report.
The committee members are BJP Vice-President Om Mathur, former Union Minister Shahnawaz Hussain and MPs Roopa Ganguly and B.D. Ram.
In a statement issued here, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that Shah condemned the Asansol violence.
On Monday, a clash broke out between two groups over a Ram Navami procession at Raniganj in Asansol. A person was allegedly hacked to death while a Deputy Commissioner of Police lost a hand in a bomb hit.
Several shops and houses were vandalised and set ablaze during the procession.
The BJP has accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of playing politics in Delhi while the state burnt due to violence during Ram Navami.
Banerjee was in Delhi for two days to pitch for an anti-BJP coalition ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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First Published: Mar 30 2018 | 5:06 PM IST

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