New Delhi: Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party of spreading rumors through social media, the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated that her government has decided to encourage a peace-keeping force to maintain peace in the country.
While interacting with the media, she went on to say: “Social media is being misused. They (BJP) are spreading rumors through social media. This is a trend of the BJP … a modern design of the party … That is why we are trying to caution common people.”
Banerjee further went on to say: “The government has decided to raise a peace-keeping force involving local people mandated to maintain peace with assistance from the state administration and police.”
She announced that her government’s decision to raise the peace-keeping force, to be called Shanti Bahini, amid the prevailing communal strife in the North 24 Parganas district, threatening to derail the state’s inter-faith harmony.