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Kolkata: BJP on Wednesday demanded presidents' rule in West Bengal alleging that law and order situation has deteriorated especially after the communal tension in Baduria and its adjoining areas.
The party leaders, at a press conference held at their headquarters, alleged that the Mamata Banerjee-government was a failure in every filed.
"The present government has failed miserably in every field. Be it health, education, or security… everywhere it has ruined the state. So, Mamata Banerjee must step down from the CM post that she has been holding on for the past six years. We want imposition of Article 356 of the Constitution of India as the state government has failed to carry out their duties," said Dilip Ghosh, BJP state president.
However, West Bengal Communist Party, despite their opposition to the policies of Trinamool government, does not feel the same. "The situation in Bengal is not as bad as being alleged by the BJP. There is no need to impose President's Rule here," said veteran CPI-M leader Biman Basu.
In the Congress, the State leadership is at logger heads with those at the centre on the said matter. While Sushmita Dev, Congress spokesperson at the Centre is happy with the way Banerjee has taken stock of the situation, state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury feels that President's Rule should be imposed in Bengal.
He had held a meeting with Union minister Rajnath Singh on the present situation of Bengal.