Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has claimed that around 400 BJP workers and their families have migrated from Assam to Bengal in the aftermath of the post-election violence in the neighboring state. At least 12 people have died in the last two days in the violence that erupted in some parts of Bengal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday to discuss the situation. The Union Home Ministry has sought a report on the violence.
Later in the evening, Mr. Sarma tweeted: “In a tragic development, 300-400 @ BJP4Bengal karyakartas and family members have crossed Dhubri in Assam after facing persecution, harassment and violence.”
“We are giving shelter and food. @ MamtaOfficial Didi needs to stop this ugly dance of democracy! Bengal deserves better,” read another post.
The BJP has alleged that Trinamool Congress-backed goons have killed their cadres, attacked women members, ransacked homes, looted shops belonging to party members and ransacked party offices. The party has claimed that eight people have died in violence in six districts.
The Trinamool Congress, which won a landslide victory on Sunday, has claimed that the BJP is responsible for the violence.
In an interview to NDTV today, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed that the BJP was reacting to her defeat and insisted that she instructed her supporters not to stay in the house and celebrate.
“Until now, law and order was being run by central forces, not by me. So, it is their job, they are to blame for making this situation worse, if it is true,” he said on the BJP. Accused of trying. Create communal tension, especially in areas where it has won.
He said, “There are some sporadic incidents, but it will be dealt with. It happens in every state after the election. I don’t want any violence or anything. BJP is trying communal clashes due to its shameful defeat.”
The Trinamool Congress claimed that two of its activists were killed in East Bardhaman district, where another person was killed in a clash between BJP and Trinamool workers on Sunday night.
Earlier today, Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar tweeted, “PM calls up and expresses his grave anguish and concern over the seriously worrisome law and order situation @MamataOfficial. I share serious concerns looking at @PMOIndia Violence, sabotage, arson and looting continue. Work in overdrive to restore order “.