Ram Navami row: WB CM Mamata Banerjee asks police to take actions against those who defied order
Kolkata, Mar 26 (IBNS): A day after the show of strength by West Bengal ruling party Trinamool Congress (TMC) and opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by taking out Ram Navami processions, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has ordered the police to take strict actions against all those who have violated rules.
Banerjee has asked the police to take actions against all those who have defied government's rules by carrying swords in the processions.
At an administrative meeting on Monday, Banerjee told police, "Please take action against all those who have violated laws by carrying swords in the procession. I am saying this on a serious note. Nobody should be spared if found guilty. Law will take its own course. This is a clear message from me. I would also take actions against cops who won't take actions against the accused."
The CM had earlier granted permission of carrying swords in the processions to only few age-old organisations.
The ruling and the opposition parties were seen to carry out several processions in different parts of the state on the occasion of the birthday of Lord Rama.
The BJP held rallies on Sunday in various parts of the state with arms.
BJP leader Mukul Roy was seen to carry out a huge procession in Bagbazar in north Kolkata.
However, the ruling TMC came out with processions without arms.
In one of the clashes which occurred in the state on Sunday, a person was killed and four policemen were injured.
Hitting out at the BJP over the unrest in the state, Banerjee said, "There is only party in the state which is creating such problem. Has Lord Rama asked anyone to carry swords during processions?"
"This is not the culture of Bengal. I will not tolerate such things in the state" the CM said giving a warning to the BJP.