Bengal post-poll violence: BJP knocks SC door, Nadda reaches Kolkata; PM Modi speaks to Governor

As totally different political events accuse one another of indulging in post-poll violence in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday dialed Governor Jagdeep Dhankar and expressed “severe anguish and concern” over the “worrisome” legislation and order scenario within the state.

Taking to Twitter, Dhankar mentioned, “PM known as and expressed his severe anguish and concern at alarmingly worrisome legislation & order scenario @MamataOfficial I share grave considerations @PMOIndia provided that violence vandalism, arson. loot and killings proceed unabated. Involved should act in overdrive to revive order.”

The results of the West Bengal Meeting election was declared on Might 2, the place Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led TMC gained its third successive time period by profitable 213 seats. Nonetheless, hours after the outcomes have been declared, political violence erupted throughout the state Monday, with at the least eight individuals reportedly killed.

The BJP has claimed that six of its staff have been amongst these killed, accusing the TMC of attacking and vandalising a number of of its places of work, together with one in Nandigram the place the get together’s candidate Suvendu Adhikari defeated Mamata. Adhikari’s automobile was additionally attacked in Nandigram, the get together claimed.

The newly shaped Indian Secular Entrance (ISF), which had aligned with the Congress-Left alliance, additionally claimed that one in all its staff was killed in North 24 Parganas.

The TMC has rejected the allegation and claimed that one in all its staff was killed in Burdwan.

The Ministry of Dwelling Affairs has additionally requested the state authorities for a report on the “post-election violence concentrating on opposition political staff within the state”.

In the meantime, the BJP has introduced a nationwide dharna on Might 5 towards the alleged assaults. The proposed agitation is deliberate on the identical day as Mamata Banerjee is anticipated to take oath once more because the state’s chief minister. Celebration spokesperson and senior advocate Gaurav Bhatia additionally filed a petition within the Supreme Court docket, in search of a CBI probe into “rampant post-poll violence” in West Bengal.

BJP nationwide president J P Nadda arrived in Kolkata Tuesday and is anticipated to fulfill get together staff allegedly affected by the post-poll violence.

“The incidents which we noticed after the outcomes of West Bengal polls shock us and make us nervous. I had heard of such incidents throughout India’s partition. We had by no means seen such intolerance after the outcomes of a ballot, in impartial India,” ANI quoted Nadda as saying.

The BJP chief additionally mentioned he’ll go to the homes of these get together staff who “misplaced their lives” in South 24 Parganas.

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