KOLKATA, May 4 � West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed concern over the flare-up in Assam which claimed 31 lives and alleged that �certain comments� of some political figures, including those by an aspirant of high office, are adding fuel, reports PTI.
�Their language must be controlled and they should not play politics with fire where innocent lives are involved,� Banerjee said on Facebook, apparently hinting at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, without taking his name.
Urging all political parties not to politicise the incident, which she described as �most unfortunate and a shame�, Banerjee said, �I am very much shocked about the violence in Assam where innocent Bengali-speaking minority and tribal brothers are being brutally murdered. This is most unfortunate,� she said.
�We are worried as Assam is our border State. We had extended support and shelter to the affected people in the past. On humanitarian considerations, our doors are open for help to the affected persons even now,� Banerjee said in her message.
She, however, at the same time questioned the silence of the Assam Government and the Centre, expressing surprise over �why no action is being taken by the statutory authorities like National Human Rights Commission, Minorities Commission, Tribal Commission, etc�.
Banerjee urged the concerned Government and other political parties to ensure that atrocities and violence are immediately stopped.