Mob lynching a result of government’s campaign of hate: Mamata Banerjee

NEW DELHI: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that the recent incidents of mob lynching are a result of government’s ‘campaign of hate’.

The TMC chief said that the ruling party should not only condemn these incidents of mob lynching but also take proactive steps to control its leaders.

“Rajnath-ji (Union home minister) condemned the incident in Parliament. But, why instead of condemning, they are not controlling their leaders from the upper to the lower level.

“It is only because of their hate campaign that so many lives have been lost (in lynching incidents). Charity begins at home,” she told reporters at the state secretariat.

The minister’s remark came on a day when the Union government announced that it will be setting up a high-level panel to suggest recommendation to stop mob lynching.

Mamata alleged that lynching incidents were the handiwork of some extremist religious groups.

“We appeal to all the common citizens. It’s a serious phase we are going…

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