Six party workers killed, houses, shops vandalised by TMC, alleges Bengal BJP. MHA seeks report

The Bengal wing of Bharatiya Janata Party claimed that not less than six of its workers had been killed throughout the state since Sunday. They additionally alleged that a number of hundred party workplaces and homes of BJP workers had been ransacked throughout the state because the counting progressed, and the tendencies turned clearer.

Late on Monday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) requested the West Bengal Government for a report on the post-election violence concentrating on opposition political workers within the state.

In a video that went viral on Twitter, a gang of males armed with bamboo sticks and rods was seen getting into homes looking for BJP workers. Later, a collection of images and movies which began doing rounds on Twitter, recommended that BJP workers in Bengal had been being threatened and attacked.

Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday summoned the DGP searching for a report on the uninterrupted violence throughout the state ever because the ballot outcomes had been declared

Who had been ‘killed’ in violence

  • Jagaddal | Shova Rani Mondal
  • Ranaghat | Uttam Ghosh
  • Beliaghata | Abhijit Sarkar
  • Sonarpur Dakshin | Horom Adhikari (Name couldn’t be verified)
  • Sitalkuchi | Momik Moitra (Name couldn’t be verified)
  • Bolpur | Gourab Sarkar

Violence on outcome day

The BJP on Sunday alleged that one in every of its party workplaces in Hooghly district was set on fireplace and a few of its leaders, together with Suvendu Adhikari, had been harassed by TMC activists in different elements of the state after the ballot outcomes confirmed that Mamata Banerjee camp was set to retain energy in Bengal.

A senior police officer in Hooghly mentioned he’s wanting into the matter, and the responsible can be punished.

An area BJP chief claimed that TMC activists, shortly after the defeat of their party candidate Sujata Mondal, set fireplace to the saffron camp’s Arambagh workplace.

Sources within the Mamata Banerjee-led party, nevertheless, denied the allegation.

“The TMC, in a bid to avenge the defeat of its candidate, indulged in acts of arson and torched our party office,” the native BJP chief mentioned.

In Purba Medinipur district, TMC males reportedly demonstrated subsequent to the car of BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari, who managed to clinch the prized Nandigram seat by defeating Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a neck-and-neck combat.

Some demonstrators banged on the windscreen of Adhikari’s automotive and in addition hurled stones close to a counting centre in Haldia, members of the saffron party claimed.

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“He is a traitor. He took to unfair means to change the results,” a TMC activist was heard saying.
Supporters of the 2 events got here to blows following heated arguments over election ends in Barasat space of North 24 Parganas, police sources mentioned.

The BJP additionally claimed that one in every of its members was severely crushed up by TMC activists within the metropolis’s Beleghata space, a cost denied by the Mamata Banerjee camp.

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