There are provisions in Constitution to take care of violence in Bengal: Babul Supriyo

Union Minister Babul Supriyosaid on Friday that the Trinamool Congress should mend its wayand desist from “intimidating voters”, otherwise there areprovisions in the Constitution to take care of such things.

Supriyo alleged that more than 130 BJP workers havebeen killed in West Bengal.

“The TMC should mend its ways. Only a few months areleft for the elections. If the TMC members think they canintimidate voters and engage in political violence, then thereare provisions in the Constitution to take care of suchthings,” he told a local news channel.

Supriyo claimed that the people of the state have madeup their mind to vote for the BJP in the assembly elections,which are likely to be held in April-May next year.

“We want the people who voted TMC to power to topplethe present government through a democratic process,” saidSupriyo.

The TMC said that Supriyo was hinting at imposingPresidents rule in the state.

“If he was hinting at the imposition of Article 356 inBengal, then he should first talk about the imposition ofPresidents rule in Uttar Pradesh where rule of law has ceasedto exist,” TMC MP Sougata Roy said.

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