“We all know that these madrasas in bordering areas are breeding ground of anti-national elements. These madrasas get funds from foreign countries. These madrasas are creating a chain, which is making the Indo-Bangla border vulnerable to anti-national activities, illegal cattle trade and smuggling,” he claimed.
“Few years ago, the then chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya had said that madrasas in bordering areas of West Bengal are breeding grounds of fundamentalism. But later on he had retracted his statement due to pressure from his party.Whatever he had said was on the basis of reports of IB and police,” he said.
“Why isn’t the state government, like the newly-elected government in Assam taking up the matter of sealing the Indo- Bangla border in Bengal,” he told PTI.