Sharing a video on social media, BJP general secretary and in charge of the party in West Bengal, Kailash Vijayvargiya alleged that his convoy was en route Navgram in Murshidabad district when a massive crowd of Muslim surrounded it. In his video, the BJP leader alleged that the West Bengal administration deliberately did not take any action against the mob.
Kailash Vijayvargiya is an Indian politician from Indore, who is currently serving as National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In his video, Vijayvargiya said, “On my way to Murshidabad, I am surrounded by a large crowd of Muslims near Navgram. There is a crowd on both sides of my car. The administration is not ready to help. Even SP and DG are not picking up the phones. Anything can happen in West Bengal due to its anarchic government. Nobody’s life is safe here!”, the BJP leader said.
The veteran leader was held captive in Murshidabad, West Bengal which indicates that local people are not safe in the area. Police administration is completely under the CM of the state. Police do not provide any protection to BJP. Moreover, BJP workers are not allowed to hold a rally in the state.
In his video, he said that he immediately phoned Home Minister Amit Shah to seek his assistance. After a while, CISF personnel and locals saved his convoy. He further said that had the home minister not alerted CISF and local administration, anything could have happened to him.
The BJP veteran also took to Twitter to point out West Bengal administration’s apathy, working at the behest of CM Mamata Banerjee, towards the members of the Opposition in the state. Vijayvargiya, “The law and order situation has deteriorated so much that even the lives of opposition cannot be said to be safe!” Thousands of Muslims have surrounded my car near Navgram on the way to Murshidabad. I am still surrounded by the crowd.”
In another video that shows several trucks blocking the roads, Kailash Vijayvargiya said that most of the roads in Murshidabad today have been blocked. He alleged that this was not a natural jam, but the administration has stopped trucks to block their way. “It is a conspiracy by the West Bengal government to not let us reach Murshidabad on time”, alleged the minister.
However, the BJP leader Vijayvargiya managed to reach Murshidabad after much struggle. He is safe now. After the Citizenship Amendment Bill is passed, the situation in West Bengal has escalated to such an extent that several trains were burnt down and many railway tracks were blocked. As many as 700 trains passing through the state have been canceled since the protests erupted on Friday.
On the other hand, the CM Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal said that she would not allow the bill to be implemented in the state.