Referring to the so-called third front, former Trinamul Congress (TMC) MP and BJP leader Mukul Roy said TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee is chasing a mirage, while West Bengal is burning.

Addressing a Press conference in Delhi, Mr Roy said despite the administrative head of the state she is camping in Delhi to fulfill her dream to become the Prime Minister while law and order collapsed in South Bengal.

Mr Roy said that nine people were killed following violence erupted in the South Bengal for past few days. “Violence took place in several areas including Katwa, Raniganj, Asansol, Purulia, Bhatpara and Kankinara but chief minister left for Delhi to chase her impossible dream to become Prime Minister of India,” he said.

Mr Roy said that administrative action is nil in the West Bengal and situation is out of control of the state government. “Due to administrative poor response violence escalated here. Police are being attacked everywhere and received major injuries but our chief minister is busy to form third front in Delhi instead to resolve the major crisis in the state,” he said.

Meanwhile Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi in the wake of violence on the occasion of Ram Navami, on Wednesday appealed for peace and said everybody should perform their religious practices peacefully.

“There should not be any riot or violence. And people should perform their religious practice peacefully,” Mr Tripathi said. However the state government on Wednesday advised Mr Tripathi not to visit Durgapur.

Mr Tripathi planned to visit a hospital in Durgapur to see deputy commissioner of police Arindam Dutta Chowdhury, who has been hospitalised there after being injured during law and order duty on 26 March.

In a Press release, that was issued from Raj Bhavan it has been mentioned that the state government informed Governor that in view of deployment of police in the area, it will be difficult to provide adequate security for Mr Tripathi during the visit and also that the situation is still tense there including nearby areas of Raniganj and Asansol so it is not advisable for the Mr Tripathi to visit Durgapur.

A delegation also led by BJP’s national secretary Rahul Sinha and other state secretaries of the party met Mr Tripathi on Wednesday.

Mr Sinha alleged that the state government hatched a conspiracy to tarnish the image of the BJP and stood as a mute spectator despite law and order situation turned into worse in several places of the West Bengal.

“We demand immediate deployment of the central para military forces to control the situation. All commotion took place due to indiscriminate speech of chief minister Mamata Banerjee which deteriorated the law and order situation,” he said.