New Delhi: Yet again the 'Mamata's lies' stands exposed and the double standards of minority-appeasing sickular establishment gets a rap on the knuckles.
"There is a lethargy on the part of state (of West Bengal government)," remarked the Calcutta High Court on Monday during hearing on matters pertaining to post-poll violence.
Sources said the bench was just not convinced about the paradox wherein the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had received about 500 complaints on post-poll violence allegedly directed against BJP supporters and workers, the Mamata Banerjee government claimed there have been no complaint received by West Bengal government-set up State Human Rights Commission.
Both are constitutional bodies. Not surprisingly, the bench reportedly asked state's counsel advocate general Kishore Datta, "How is this possible?".
Datta himself came in for veiled criticism when he said he needed time to 'take instructions or opinion of the state government'. The court remarked, according to sources, "…You have failed to take instructions on such an important case". The Mamata regime had moved the High Court stating that it was not served a copy of the report filed by the West Bengal State Legal Services Authority regarding 'rehabilitation' of displaced persons.
Based on this very report, the High Court on June 18 asked the NHRC to file a report on the "present situation".
The NHRC will form a special committee for the purpose.
In its ruling on Monday, the court said the earlier order of June 18 will stand and that the West Bengal government may place its submissions and also an action taken report before the NHRC committee.
According to sources, during the hearing the Union government's counsel, Y J Dastoor said any kind of stay to June 18 order or its recall would give "leverage" to the state.
Some of the complainants have alleged before the court that the Mamata government has been ignoring the fact that there has been post-poll violence.
The council on behalf of the aggrieved complainants cited the Barrackpore blast.
BJP IT cell chief, Amit Malviya has tweeted stating, "What is Mamata Banerjee trying to hide if there is no retributive violence as she claims?".
In another missive, he wrote: "West Bengal has become a laboratory of violence. Has she ever condemned post-poll violence?"