“No matter what the state leaders say, the central leadership of the BJP does not want to demand presidential rule in Bengal.” BJP president JP Nadda made this statement while sitting in Kolkata on Thursday (December 10). 

On the first day of his state visit, Nadda virtually thwarted the demands made by various state leaders after showing him a black flag in Kolkata on Wednesday (December 9) and attacking his convoy on its way to attend a program at Diamond Harbor on Thursday. 

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Speaking at a press conference on Thursday evening, Nadda said that Bharatiya Janata Party fights democratically and hence the need for President's Rule in the state of West Bengal was not right.

State BJP observer Kailash Vijayavargiya and the party's all-India vice-president Mukul Roy have repeatedly demanded presidential rule in West Bengal, but it is clear from Nadda's words that the central leadership does not want to walk that path.

Nadda was scheduled to hold a press conference at Diamond Harbor on Thursday. But he changed his mind after the convoy was attacked at noon. At a press conference in Rajarhat, Nadda slammed Mamata Banerjee’s government and alleged that the law and order situation in the state has become intolerant. He said, “Intolerance has increased in Bengal during Mamata's reign and an atmosphere of anarchy has been created in the state. Bengal's culture has deteriorated.” 

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On Thursday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee raised the question of how Nadda was attacked despite having so many central forces. In that context, Nadda said, "It is not the job of the central forces to see who is creating the violence. It's a matter for the state police.”

Recently, Mamata has sharply attacked the central government for demanding an account of Amphan's compensation. Raising the issue, Nadda said, "It is a shame to speak the language that Mamata speaks."

The tussle between TMC and BJP are taking a violent shape before the 2021 assembly polls.