Many Claimed Dead in Post-poll Violence in Bengal, Centre, Guv Seek Report; BJP Chief to Visit State

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West Bengal was in the throes of widespread violence on Monday that allegedly left a number of BJP staff lifeless and injured in clashes, and outlets being looted, prompting the Union Home Ministry to search a factual report from the state authorities on incidents of assault on opposition staff. Videos of arson at a BJP workplace with bamboo poles and roof tiles burning amid apprehensive cries of individuals working away from the premises have been shared by the social gathering. Photos of lifeless males, and folks scampering with attire looted from a store have been in every single place on social media.

BJP claimed at the very least six of its staff and supporters together with a girl was killed in assaults the social gathering blamed on the TMC. The BJP shared a video with journalists exhibiting a ransacked social gathering workplace in Nandigram the place piles of paperwork, posters, and damaged furnishings lay scattered in every single place. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had Sunday misplaced the seat to her former lieutenant-turned-adversary Suvendu Adhikari.

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar summoned state Home Secretary, DGP and Kolkata Commissioner of Police and directed them to restore peace. He mentioned with them the scenario following the incidents that occurred a day after the ruling TMC returned to energy with an awesome majority crushing the BJP.

“ACS Home @HomeBengal who was called by me in wake of rising post poll violence in State has been directed to submit report on post poll violence and vandalism in State & steps taken,” Dhankhar tweeted after assembly Home Secretary H Okay Dwivedi. He additionally individually met DGP P Nirajnayan and Police Commissioner Soumen Mitra and directed them to restore regulation and order.

“DGP West Bengal Police and Commissioner of Kolkata Police summoned by me in the wake of continually rising post poll incidents of arson, looting and violence as also killings in the state were indicated of alarming scenario. Called upon them to take all steps to restore law and order,” he added. “MHA has asked West Bengal Government for a report on the post-election violence targeting opposition political workers in the state,” a spokesperson tweeted.

Meanwhile, BJP nationwide president JP Nadda will likely be in the state on a 2-day go to to meet the affected households of the social gathering staff.

The BJP has additionally introduced a nationwide protest on May 5 in opposition to the violence occurred in West Bengal.

Banerjee, in the meantime, urged her supporters to keep peace amid experiences of violence and requested them not to fall prey to provocations. The central forces dedicated many atrocities on TMC supporters in the course of the elections, she alleged.

“Even after the results were announced, BJP attacked our supporters in certain areas but we ask our men not to get provoked and instead report to the police,” she informed a press convention. BJP nationwide spokesman Anil Baluni mentioned, earlier than being killed a BJP employee was on Facebook reside twice to say even animals and kids weren’t being spared by the attackers.

He additionally shared photos of individuals with huge cuts on head and unconscious males mendacity with bandages wrapped round their limbs. A video confirmed younger males working away with garments looted from a store named ‘Hong Kong Fashion’. The faces of a few of them have been smeared with inexperienced color, and a voice, apparently of the person capturing it, gleefully mentioned “Yehi hona chahiye tha…hum to mijaz bana rahe the. (This should have happened. I was preparing for it).

Another video clip showed a group of burqa clad women standing outside the shop, shouting angrily and asking “yeh Mamata raj hai ki goonda raj hai (is it the rule of Mamata (Banerjee) or the rule of hooligans?” One of them said her brother ran ‘Hong Kong Fashion’ and worked for the BJP. “It was his selection, why ought to anybody cease him? People ought to be free to be with anybody, vote for anyone-TMC or BJP,” she said as some other women joined her and were seen raging against the perpetrators much of which was not comprehensible.

TMC Says Three Party Workers Killed

The Trinamool Congress claimed three of its supporters were killed by the BJP, which rejected the allegations, saying the incidents were the result of “people’s resistance”.

A couple of TMC supporters have been on the way in which to Nabagram in the Jamalpur police station space on their bikes in the afternoon once they have been allegedly attacked in Odishapara by BJP staff, native sources mentioned. They have been thrashed and their bikes vandalised, the TMC alleged.

The injured have been taken to totally different hospitals for therapy. Shahjahan Shah (38) and Bibhash Bag (30) have been declared lifeless when taken to the Burdwan Medical College and Hospital. Kakali Khsetrapal (47) was declared lifeless when taken to the Jamalpur Hospital, native sources mentioned.

The TMC claimed Shahjahan and Bibhash have been their supporters. TMC block president Mehmood Khan mentioned, “BJP staff carried out the assault in a deliberate method. They are taking to violence in totally different locations.”

Police said 23 people have been detained in connection with the incident and a huge contingent of central forces have been deployed in the area. An officer of Jamalpur police station said the situation was under control.

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