'Padmavat' debacle: Those fomenting trouble are connected to BJP, says Mamata
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that those who are fomenting trouble in Rajasthan, have connection with BJP.
The troublemakers torched vehicles, ransacked shops and put up road blocks in different areas of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat on Wednesday.
"The troublemakers have connections with BJP and the party should control law and order and ensure that it does not deteriorate," she said.
Banerjee said the screening of Padmavat has been allowed by the Supreme Court and its order should be respected. "Supreme Court is the last word and its order should be respected," she said, adding "I shall be happy if the movie is released in Bengal."
She said it is the state government's duty to follow the order of the Supreme Court. She said the state governments should look after the law and order situation. She said she is confident that if the movie is released in Bengal, then nothing untoward will happen. "The name of Padmavati has been changed to Padmavat. If it is released in Bengal, we will be able to maintain peace and order," she said.
Meanwhile, Kolkata police has deployed additional force in front of Acropolis Mall and Quest Mall, both of which house multiplexes, to prevent untoward incidents.
Senior police officers were also present. The movie is scheduled to be released on January 25.