Kolkata: A day after the results of the West Bengal Election in West Bengal witnessed widespread violence on Monday, in which several BJP (BJP) workers were killed when they allegedly clashed and looted shops. Many were injured. The Union Home Ministry has sought a factual report from the state government in the incident of the attack on opposition activists. Along with this, there are signs of increasing the political temperature of the state. The BJP president is reaching the state round on Tuesday. The BJP will stage a peaceful protest across the state to protest against the violence.
BJP claimed the death of 6 activists
The BJP has shared a video of the alleged arson in a party office, in which bamboo bullets and roofs are seen burning and disturbed people can be seen shouting and running away. On social media, pictures of dead persons and footage of people fleeing robbing clothes from a shop are becoming viral. However, the authenticity of this video cannot be independently verified. The BJP claims that at least six of its activists and supporters have been killed in the attacks, including a woman. The BJP is blaming the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for this.
Governor summoned DGP, ACS Home
BJP has shared another video which shows the sabotage in the party office in Nandigram. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has lost this seat to BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has summoned the state home secretary, director general of police (DGP) and Kolkata police commissioner, and directed them to restore peace. He discussed the situation after the events which took place a day after the Trinamool Congress returned to power.
Home Ministry asked for the report
After meeting Home Secretary AK Dwivedi, Dhankar tweeted, “I have summoned ACS Home in view of the increasing incidents of post-election violence in the state and they have to report on violence and sabotage and steps taken in the post-election state Has been told. A spokesperson said, “The Home Ministry has sought a report from the West Bengal government on the violence being targeted by opposition political activists in the state.”
JP Nadda’s two-day visit
BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya alleged that the violence against party workers after the West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections was ‘sponsored’ by the Trinamool Congress. Vijayvargiya said that BJP President JP Nadda will undertake a two-day visit to Bengal on Tuesday to boost the morale of the workers and show a sense of solidarity with them. He told that BJP will take to the streets to answer the ‘sponsored’ violence against BJP workers on behalf of Trinamool Congress. Kailash Vijayvargiya alleges that in the incidents of violence after the election, four BJP workers were killed in the state, while 4000 houses were attacked.
Nadda will meet BJP workers
BJP’s national media in-charge Anil Baluni said that with the victory of the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, it has begun to celebrate ‘the orgy of violence by goons and the victory with blood’ under its patronage. He said, “Surprisingly, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is becoming a mute witness to these violent incidents but she has neither condemned it nor given any guidelines to the administration. Baluni said that Nadda will be in Bengal on Tuesday for a two-day visit to take stock of the situation, where he will meet the BJP workers and their families affected by the violence and protest against the violence in a democratic manner.