“People are smuggling arms into Bengal in VIP cars”: Mamata Banerjee

Debjit Mukherjee, Nadia: Arms and cash are entering Bengal in VIP cars, claimed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as she alleged that a few will start communal riots in the state from December. Banerjee was addressing an administrative meeting in Nadia district.

“People are smuggling arms into Bengal in VIP cars. We will have to stop this. These people are not from Bengal. We will have to be extra cautious. You have to be alert about communal riots from now on. A few have planned communal dhamaka – meaning riots – from December and have already started it in Karnataka. So please be alert. This is Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s land. A peaceful path is the only way,” she said.

Mamata Banerjee claimed that arms are being brought from Bihar for Rs 1,000. “They are also coming from the northeast. Please increase vigil,” she said.

Abu Taher, the Trinamool Congress MP from Murshidabad, who was present at the meeting, alleged that a new trend has come – as elections approach, some people try to communalise every small matter.

“They have planned for this, so you will have to break the planning. This is your challenge. Bengal can do this. For that you have to increase check points and you will have to ensure that VIP cars do not smuggle arms,” the chief minister said.