Several Killed, Homes Vandalised in Post Poll Clashes Between TMC, BJP in West Bengal

There have been experiences of post-poll violence from varied elements of West Bengal on Monday, together with within the metropolis, barely a day after the results of the hotly contested state meeting ballot was declared and rivals TMC and BJP traded fees. Purba Bardhaman district witnessed the killing of 4 individuals allegedly in clashes between the TMC and the BJP, official sources mentioned on Monday.

The Trinamool Congress claimed three of its supporters have been killed by the BJP, which rejected the allegations, saying the incidents have been the results of “individuals’s resistance”. The incident befell when some TMC supporters have been on the best way to Nabagram within the Jamalpur police station space on their bikes and have been allegedly attacked by BJP employees, the sources mentioned.

The TMC mentioned that its members have been thrashed and their bikes have been broken. The injured have been taken to totally different hospitals and two have been declared useless by Burdwan Medical School and Hospital when rushed there.

A lady who was among the many injured was declared useless when taken to Jamalpur Hospital, the sources mentioned. Claiming that the lady was a BJP supporter, native BJP chief Ashish Kshetrapal mentioned that TMC activists descended on the realm shouting ‘Pleasure Bangla’ and ‘Khela Hobe’ slogans round 11 am.

“We constructed a counter-resistance and the TMC attackers fled. However they returned by way of one other route, forcibly entered my home, and attacked my members of the family. My mom died within the assault,” he mentioned. The TMC supporters additionally injured his father and uncle, the native chief mentioned including they vandalised and looted 17-18 homes within the space.

Poice mentioned 23 individuals have been detained in reference to the incident and an enormous contingent of central forces have been deployed within the space. An officer of Jamalpur police station mentioned the scenario was beneath management. In one other incident in Samaspur in Raina police station space, a 55-year-old man was killed in TMC-BJP clashes on Sunday night time after the outcomes have been declared.

Ganesh Mallick, recognized within the space as TMC supporter, was injured after being hit by bamboo sticks. He was admitted to the Burdwan Medical School and Hospital the place he died, the sources mentioned. BJP district normal secretary Shyamal Roy mentioned the incident was a fall out of a household dispute, whereas TMC spokesperson Prosenjit Das mentioned the saffron get together was resorting to violence in varied areas after shedding the ballot.

TMC supporters have been additionally accused of vandalising the houses and retailers of BJP employees in varied elements of Galsi. Within the metropolis an individual died after he was severely assaulted by TMC employees in Kankurgachi space late on Sunday night time, police mentioned.

The person, who was claimed by his household to have been a BJP activist, was declared introduced useless when taken to a close-by hospital, the police mentioned. A number of homes in Jadavpur space of the town have been vandalised by unknown miscreants, who have been alleged to be members of TMC.

BJP has claimed that at the least 5 of its activists have been killed and hundreds of homes belonging to the get together’s employees have been broken in assaults by Trinamool Congress supported miscreants for the reason that declaration of the meeting election consequence. BJP state president Dilip Ghosh informed reporters right here that neither the state police nor the administration got here to their assist.

He claimed that the mom of a sales space president was killed throughout an assault by TMC employees at Jagaddal in North 24 Parganas district and one other individual was killed at Sonarpur in South 24 Parganas. One other BJP supporter was killed in Beleghata space of the town, whereas two others have been killed in related assaults at Ranaghat in Nadia district and Sitalkuchi in Coochbehar, he mentioned.

Ghosh mentioned there have been experiences of the killing of an ISF supporter at Kadambagachhi in North 24 Parganas, taking the toll to 6. “It appears after profitable unexpectedly TMC activists are venting their ire on opposition employees and their households with the tacit assist of the ruling get together,” he mentioned.

Ghosh mentioned BJP will method Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Union Residence Minister Amit Shah itemizing particulars of assaults and likewise inform the Election Fee. On the identical time he provided cooperation to TMC as a “accountable opposition” saying “We additionally stay up for their initiative on this regard.” He met the governor later in the course of the day.

Experiences of post-poll violence have been acquired from Jalpaiguri in north Bengal too. The newly-elected MLA of Dabgram-Phulbari, Sikha Chatterjee of BJP alleged that miscreants supported by the TMC attacked her home. She even took reporters inside her home to indicate them the destruction attributable to the attackers.

She additionally alleged that homes of BJP employees have been vandalised and a car was broken at Chunabhati space of Dabgram-Phulbari constituency, the place state minister and senior TMC chief Gautam Deb was defeated by the BJP. In Moynaguri there have been experiences of a conflict between the 2 teams at Chuadanga space wherein a number of individuals have been injured and a bike was set on hearth, police mentioned.

Various homes within the space have been additionally vandalised, the police mentioned including the injured have been taken to the hospitals. BJP has claimed that the injured have been its supporters and the TMC denied any function within the conflict.

Police and central armed police pressure have rushed to the spot and RAF has been deployed. A big police picket has been posted to take care of peace within the space, an official of the pressure mentioned.

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