West Bengal Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari on Wednesday would
be visiting the Khadikul Village under the Sahara Panchayat Area at Egra in East Midnapore district, where nine persons were killed and several injured in a massive explosion at an illegal cracker factory, on his way to Simlapal in Bankura district.
Taking to twitter, Adhikari said, ” I would be visiting the Khadikul Village under the Sahara Panchayat Area in Egra; Purba Medinipur, between 10 am to 10.30 am today, on my way to Simlapal; Bankura district. “
” The Khadikul Village is the cursed place where the gruesome explosion yesterday resulted in charred body parts lying scattered in a grisly manner, ” he added.
Adhikari came down heavily on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and demanded a probe by the NIA into the incident.
Referring Banerjee’s presser on Tuesday, he said, ” WB CM @MamataOfficial who’s also the HM was rambling while addressing the press today, regarding the Explosion at Egra. “
” 3 wierd theories could be deduced from her disoriented muddled blabbering:- a) The place of incident is near the Odisha Border. This isn’t her sole responsibility. b) 2 months ago the Panchayat which had a TMC majority, was taken over by the BJP and an independent candidate was elected as the Pradhan. c) The perpetrator/accused was arrested by the Police earlier but the Court granted him bail. Also, why was he arrested if he (accused) is a TMC member? ” Adhikari questioned.
” My questions to the CM:- a) Since the place is near the Odisha Border, should we blame Shri @Naveen_Odisha Ji & @odisha_police? Is the so called “Odisha Border” an International Border? Should BSF be deployed to maintain Law & Order? b) Is the CM implying that, if any Panchayat is governed by the opposition parties or by independents, the Law & Order duties rests upon the Panchayat & not on the Home Department? Has she passed any such law in the Assembly? c) If the perpetrator/accused was arrested earlier and was simultaneously released on bail, then is the CM holding the Hon’ble Court responsible for this incident? ” he further asked.
” Also is she admitting that Police never arrests someone who is associated with TMC? From her statement it is clear that the Police; right from the Egra IC to the @MedinipurSp were aware of the “illegal fire cracker factory”, how come the Police didn’t stop the illegal activities when the accused resumed his operations, ” the BJP MLA from Nandigram stated.
“Were they reluctant because a hefty Cut from the profit was being shared with them? ” he again questioned.
“The intensity of the blast was so severe that mangled body parts were flung more than 100 metres from the spot. Don’t try to paint the event as a “fire cracker factory accident”; even a kid knows that crude bombs were being manufactured ahead of the Panchayat Elections, ” Adhikari fumed.