On Monday, against the widespread violence on BJP workers by TMC supporters and goons, the BJP party decided to have a nationwide dharna on 5th May. The protest will be organized, adhering to Covid protocols across all BJP mandals.

The party announced it on its metablogging site. Further, it said that BJP’s National president JP Nadda will be in West Bengal on a two-day visit on May 4 and 5. This is in view of the widespread violence unleashed on BJP workers after West Bengal’s election results. The party tweeted that he would visit families of the affected BJP workers. The party claimed that six of its workers and supporters including a woman were killed in attacks.

The widespread violence killed BJP workers, ransacked houses, and shops were also looted. The incidents have prompted the Union Home ministry to search for a factual reports from the state government regarding the attacks on opposition workers.

The Union Home Ministry also urged the West Bengal government to file a report over post-election violence in the state. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar summoned the director-general of police (DGP) over the “alarming” violence and asked to control the law-and-order situation in the state.

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