Political War In Bengal Between BJP and TMC Over New Lockdown

A complete lockdown is to be observed in West Bengal on three days of this month.

Sohil Nikam

July 23, 2020

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The West Bengal government, in a bid to control the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the state, has issued orders for holding complete lockdowns on three days of this month. These lockdowns will take place on July 23, 25, and 29, which fall on Thursday, Saturday, and Wednesday. The BJP has now accused the ruling TMC government of playing appeasement politics since it sees Friday not being included in the list as a bid to please Muslims, who offer prayers on the day.

Among the ones who gave the West Bengal lockdown a communal twist is BJP MP from Barrackpore, Arjun Singh. He said, “Namaz is offered on Fridays, which is why there’s no lockdown on that day. Bakri Eid falls on August 1, which is where there’s no lockdown on that day.” The TMC government’s Minister of Disasters, Javed Ahmad Khan, said, “These people (BJP) are only speaking about Hindu-Muslim and Pakistan and have destroyed the country with this discourse.”

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