"The rule of law in Bengal has been converted into law of vote bank by the TMC, and WB has become under Mamata Banerji the land of Jehadis," Bharatiya Janata Party secretary Siddharth Nath Singh said in a statement.

Terming as "unfortunate" the police preventing the BJP central leaders from going to the trouble-torn Makhra and Chaumondolpur villages in Birbhum district Thursday, Singh said "the step is a reminder of anarchist TMC rule in West Bengal".

"Yesterday, my party leaders and MPs led by Naqvi tried to visit Makhra for understanding the ground situation in a democratic and peaceful manner. They were stopped and arrested along with State President Rahul Sinha by Bengal police. It is unfortunate and the step is a reminder of anarchist TMC rule in West Bengal," he said.

Singh also countered Trinamool's All India General Secretary Mukul Roy's accusation that the BJP is spreading communalism.

"This is not only condemnable but raises many questions on the ideology of Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool," the statement said.The violence at Makhra left three dead on Monday.

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