bengal violence bjp jp nadda mamata banerjee: center sends reminder to west bengal govt to submit report on post-poll violence
- Center’s warning, report said giving attitude will be taken ‘seriously’
- Asked to take steps to stop violent incidents without losing time
- The home ministry had on May 3 summoned an immediate report on the post-election violence in the state.
The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday asked the West Bengal government once again to submit a detailed report of the post-election violence in the state. The Center said that the matter will be taken seriously in the event of the State Government not sending the report. Officials said that the state government has also been asked to take steps to prevent such incidents without wasting time.
In a letter sent to remind on Wednesday, the Home Ministry told the Chief Secretary of West Bengal that an urgent report was called on May 3 after the election violence in the state. Officials said that the West Bengal government has not yet sent the report. The letter said that as per the latest information, incidents of violence in West Bengal have not stopped and this means that the state government has not taken effective steps to control them.
The letter said that therefore, urgent steps need to be taken to prevent these incidents without losing time. It said that a detailed report should be sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs immediately. According to the letter, if the state government does not send the report, then the matter will be taken seriously.
After aggressive campaigning, the Trinamool Congress led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee registered a third consecutive victory but incidents of violence have been unfolding in West Bengal since the election results came on Sunday. Till Tuesday, at least six people have died in post-election violence in various parts of the state.
The BJP has alleged that Trinamool Congress-backed goons killed its cadres, attacked female members, ransacked homes and looted members’ shops and set fire to the office. Party president JP Nadda claimed on Wednesday that at least 14 BJP workers have been killed in the post-election violence and one lakh people had to leave their homes.
He alleged that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s silence reflects her role. Mamta Banerjee dismissed the allegations and said that the BJP has won the elections in the areas where violence and clashes are taking place. In the state secretariat ‘Nabanna’ after taking oath of Chief Minister, Banerjee said that most of the videos of violence being shared on social media are either fake or old.
He said, ‘I have noticed that incidents of violence and clashes are taking place in the areas where BJP has won the election. These areas should be seen as black spots. ‘ The Chief Minister said that these incidents happened when law and order was under the Election Commission. He said, “The law and order situation in West Bengal has deteriorated in the last three months. Some sporadic incidents have occurred and not all are real, most of them fake. BJP is showing old videos.
He said that all the District Magistrates and Superintendents of Police dealt with any such situation strictly. Banerjee said, ‘If anyone is found involved in any incident, we will deal with them strictly. We will not tolerate a chaotic situation here. ‘
Photograph after the attack on the house of a BJP worker.
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