March 20, 2023

Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh had mentioned the MPs’ statements have been misinterpreted. (Representational)

Alipurduar (West Bengal):

Trinamool Congress Youth wing president from Alipurduar Prasenjit Kar on Tuesday lodged a grievance towards BJP MPs John Barla and Soumitra Khan for his or her alleged assertion demanding separate states for North Bengal and Jangalmahal.

Incidentally, BJP MP from Alipurduar John Barla has demanded that North Bengal be made a separate state or union territory. Further, BJP MP from Bishnupur Soumitra Khan raised an analogous demand of separate statehood for Jangalmahal.

In a celebration assembly in Cooch Behar, Mr Barla mentioned, “I want to see North Bengal as a separate state. I will appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi in this regard. People want peace. Everyone is being attacked. Where will people go?”

BJP MP Soumitra Khan demanded that the Rarh area comprising Burdwan, Asansol, Bankura, Purulia, Bishnupur, Birbhum, Jhargarm, Purba and Paschim Medinipur and components of Hooghly to be made as a separate state.

“West Bengal Chief Minister calls Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah bohiragoto (outsider). Why will not people of Jangalmahal call her the same? Junglemahal and Rarh region have barely witnessed any development over the years. That is why we have raised this demand (of separate statehood),” BJP MP from Bishnupur Saumitra Khan advised ANI.

Meanwhile, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh had mentioned the statements of the occasion MPs have been misinterpreted. He mentioned nobody has demanded the partition of Bengal however they raised considerations in regards to the ignorance and deprivation witnessed by the folks of Jangalmahal and North Bengal areas since independence. Being representatives of those areas, their statements reciprocate the anger of the folks there.

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