Rights Body Panel Member Probing West Bengal Violence Belongs To BJP: Mamata Banerjee

Rights Body Panel Member Probing West Bengal Violence Belongs To BJP: Mamata Banerjee

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"BJP is destroying the sanctity of certain hallowed institutions," Mamata Banerjee said. (File)

Claiming that the post-poll violence narrative of the BJP is concocted, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday alleged that a member of the NHRC committee that visited the state to probe the violence belongs to the BJP.

In an indictment of the Trinamool Congress government, the committee, constituted by the NHRC on the order of the Calcutta High Court to investigate alleged human rights violations during post-poll violence, had said in its report that the situation in the state is a manifestation of "Law of Ruler" instead of "Rule of Law".

"One NHRC member has turned out to be a BJP man. He was in the past a frontline ABVP official. I think he has merely gone by the BJP version and contributed his part to the report," Ms Banerjee told a press conference.

She said that some sporadic incidents of violence had taken place in the state after the assembly polls but at that time, the Election Commission was in control of law and order.

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