New Delhi: Stepping up the heat on the Mamata Banerjee government over the Malda violence, BJP took the matter to the President’s doorstep and requested him to seek an independent report from the Governor on the issue. The party accused the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal of promoting vote bank politics by protecting those involved in the Malda violence and said that it posed a threat to national security.

A BJP delegation, led by party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and other central and state leaders, met President Pranab Mukherjee and submitted a memorandum. “The Malda mob also raised pro-Pakistan slogans,” Vijayvargiya told reporters

He added that BJP is pained to know the West Bengal chief minister said people had problems with BSF and that is why the violence took place.