BJP delegation meets President Kovind, demands CBI inquiry in West Bengal MLA's death
A delegation of BJP leaders on Tuesday met President Ram Nath Kovind seeking a CBI probe into the death of party's West Bengal MLA Debendra Nath Ray and dismissal of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal. The BJP delegation comprised Kailash Vijayvargiya, Arvind Menon, Babul Supriyo, Swapan Dasgupta and Raju Bista.
The reportedly told the President that the "murder" of Hemtabad MLA was was being covered as "suicide" by the Trinamool government and that the such a government has no right to remain in power.
"Killing is being covered up as suicide. We demanded Pres for CBI probe as we don't trust any agency of Bengal govt. We told that such a govt has no right to be in power," news agency ANI quoted BJP's Kailash Vijayvargiya as saying.
On Monday, the MLA was found dead outside a shop near his home in North Dinajpur district in West Bengal. Ray's family and the BJP alleged that he didn't kill himself but murdered and demanded inquiry.
BJP state unit also alleged involvement of the ruling Trinamool Congress. The party claimed that "people are of the clear opinion that he was first killed and then hung", adding that joining the BJP was his "only crime".
Calling the killing of Ray "extremely shocking and deplorable", BJP chief JP Nadda said that the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government has failed to maintain the law and order in the state.
"The suspected heinous killing of Debendra Nath Ray, BJP MLA from Hemtabad in West Bengal, is extremely shocking and deplorable. This speaks of the Gunda Raj and failure of law and order in the Mamta government," he tweeted.
Posted By: Shashikant Sharma