Situation in WB similar to that of Iran and Iraq, worse than Kashmir: BJP leader

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The law and order situation of West Bengal has become “worse than Kashmir” and is “similar to that of Iran and Iraq”, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Wednesday alleged.

He also accused the TMC government of delaying the local bodies” elections.

“If municipal elections can take place in Hyderabad and Assam, why not here. The situation is worse than Kashmir and is similar to that of Iran and Iraq. Didi (Mamata Banerjee) has proved that West Bengal”s law and order is not conducive to go for polls,” he was quoted as saying by news gathering agency Press Trust of India (PTI).

He also challenged the Mamata Banerjee dispensation to hold polls to all the local bodies simultaneously, not just the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections.

Ghosh said the BJP was not allowed to campaign during the last panchayat elections, and its workers were beaten up and driven out of booths.

He asserted that the TMC will lose the elections to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and other civic bodies.

Ghosh”s comments came after a senior state election commission (SEC) official had on Tuesday said the West Bengal

Elections to 107 municipalities of the state and the KMC are being viewed as a litmus test for the TMC and the BJP, ahead of the 2021 assembly polls, likely to be held in April- May

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