Trinamool and saffron party cannot be kept in same food, BJP biggest enemy: Dipankar Bhattacharya

Trinamool and saffron party cannot be kept in same food, BJP biggest enemy: Dipankar Bhattacharya

Kolkata. Describing the BJP as 'political enemy number one' in West Bengal , CPI (Male) general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya said on Saturday that the Trinamool Congress and the saffron party cannot be put in one place and the Left and Congress are the first in West Bengal The "biggest danger" must be combated. He underlined that the CPI (M) lacked 'anti-BJP aggression' to counter 'divisive forces' in West Bengal. Bhattacharya also said that Congress should not be given a major role in the alliance of these two parties as it will not benefit the Left.

He claimed that facing the saffron party is the biggest challenge facing the country at this time. He called upon all democratic and secular forces to take BJP as the 'main political enemy' in the West Bengal assembly elections to be held in April-May next year. He said, "Unlike Bihar, where the Center and the state had the same coalition government, the situation in West Bengal is different where the Trinamool Congress is in power." The functioning of the Trinamool Congress is not good and we will have to oppose it as well.

Bhattacharya said, "But let me make one thing clear that the Trinamool Congress and BJP cannot be put in a single table." In West Bengal, the BJP should be identified as the main political enemy. ”He stressed that even if there is a non-BJP government in the state which is surrounded by misrule and corruption, people should oppose the saffron party. He said, "The main focus should be on the BJP. The saffron party is a big danger. ”Bhattacharya underlined that the CPI (ML) fought against the Liberation RJD as well as the saffron party when the Lalu Prasad Yadav-led party was in power in Bihar. On the statement of some CPI (M) leaders earlier defeating the Trinamool Congress, Bhattacharya said that this is an impractical approach. 

He said, "If you go with the principle that the Trinamool Congress should be defeated first to counter the BJP, then there is no need to oppose the central government at this time. We should wait for the BJP to come to all the states and then start protest. This is an impractical stand. "He said," The BJP government in West Bengal is a big threat to the Left parties and the entire democratic structure. "Bhattacharya said that the situation in West Bengal should not be considered separately from the context. He said, "There is no party in India which is more dangerous than BJP." There has not been a darker phase in the history of Indian democracy.

The Communist Party leader condemned the ideological comrade CPI-M for not giving a tough fight to the BJP in the state. He said, "There is no visible anti-BJP aggression in CPI (M). The rise of the Left is needed in West Bengal and it requires struggle and mass movement. The CPI (M) has failed to live up to the expectations. On the Left-Congress alliance in West Bengal, Bhattacharya said that it benefited the old party (Congress) more. 

He said that the CPI-M is using its strategic understanding in alliance with the Congress but its results show that the Congress is benefiting more. The CPI-M should expand its base again. In West Bengal, the BJP's base is growing at the expense of the Left. Referring to the Bihar election results where the Congress performed poorly in the Grand Alliance, Bhattacharya said that the old party should not give leadership. He said that Congress is trying to play the role of elder brother in Left-Congress alliance in West Bengal. This is most unfortunate where the Left parties were in power till a decade ago.

Anti-Sikh riot: HC directs police to continue security to Verma

Anti-Sikh riot: HC directs police to continue security to Verma

New Delhi. The Delhi High Court has directed the police to continue the protection to Abhishek Verma, a witness and controversial arms dealer in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. The High Court said that the police should continue to provide security to Verma until the CBI informs that he no longer needs to provide security. The High Court was informed by the CBI that the investigation into the case is still underway and they are not in a position to make a statement as to whether Verma, who is being threatened, is needed as a witness.

Justice Yogesh Khanna said on Thursday that under these circumstances, his security should be enhanced till the CBI informs Delhi Police that the petitioner (Verma) is not needed as a witness. This exemption has been given in view of the reason mentioned in their order on 28 September. On the court's decision, three security personnel have been provided to Verma and his family round the clock.

Advocates Maninder Singh and Dinhar Takir, representing Verma, said that they should be provided security at least until their statement is recorded in the case. Verma was first provided security in 2017. The case relates to the riots at Gurdwara Pulbangash in North Delhi on November 1, 1984, a day after the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards, in which three people were killed. 

Congress leader Jagdish Tytler has denied his role in the riots and has been given a clean chit by the CBI in the case but the court has directed the agency to investigate the matter further. The victims filed a petition challenging the CBI's 'closure report' in the case.