BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya has said that the NDA government at the Centre may “have to think of” recommending the imposition of president’s rule in West Bengal if the situation in the state continues to deteriorate. His remark came after two people, whom the BJP claims as its workers, died in Purulia within a week, leading a verbal duel between the ruling TMC and the saffron party. The two were found hanging in the district, where the BJP fared comparatively well in panchayat polls, on May 30 and June 2.
“Considering the direction in which the state government is moving and its irresponsible ways it seems the Centre might have to think of using Article 356 of Constitution,” Vijayvargiya, the BJP in-charge of West Bengal, told reporters in Kolkatta. “Trinamool Congress’s aim is to crush the opposition. Left parties’ workers were killed during the last assembly elections. Now BJP workers are being killed,” he said.