“The question is, can we as citizens be mute spectators?” the Union minister said, accusing the TMC supremo of trading the dignity of vulnerable communities like scheduled castes and scheduled tribes for “political benefits.”
Noting that the chief minister holds the charge of the home department, Irani, in an apparent swipe at the Congress, said those who are leading a yatra for justice in the country are also keeping mum.
It is a state-sponsored assault on Hindus, she alleged.
West Bengal Governor C V Ananda Bose on Monday morning reached Kolkata from Kerala, and straightaway left for Sandeshkhali.
Senior BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari and several other MLAs of the party were stopped from visiting the unrest-hit area, with the police citing the imposition of prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.