West Bengal's BJP chief Dilip Ghosh wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah regarding security lapse in the party's national president JP Nadda programme. On Wednesday, Nadda began a two-day Bengal visit. Today (December 10) is the second day of his visit to the poll-bound state.

The BJP leader alleged that during Nadda's different engagement in Kolkata, it was observed that there were serious lapses on security arrangements, purportedly due to negligence and casual approach of the state's police department.

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Dilip Ghosh wrote in the letter, “This is to inform you that the National President of our party Shri JP Nadda Ji is presently visiting West Bengal on a two-day Prabash program (9th & 10th December 2020) towards party related matters. Today during his different engagement in Kolkata, it was observed that there were serious lapses on security arrangements, purportedly due to negligence and/or casual approach of the State Police Department.”

Dilip Ghosh said security was sought from the state government as the protocol. “This has also been noticed that there exists complete violation on the part of West Bengal Government to ensure full security arrangements as per Government Protocol which is immediately concerned with the visit of JP Nadda, a Z category of security covered by CRPF,” he said.

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The Home Ministry has issued instructions in this regard and has sought a report from the West Bengal Government.

Meanwhile, Nadda criticised the "dynastic politics" of the ruling TMC and other parties in the country. 

JP Nadda is in Kolkata for a two-day visit to West Bengal and have planned several campaigns as part of public outreach in the run up to the state assembly election.