Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar to express his concern over the ongoing post-poll violence in the state. He spoke to the Governor regarding the deteriorating law and order in Bengal, following the counting of votes.
Taking to his Twitter account, the Governor mentioned that PM Modi had expressed his ‘serious anguish and concern at alarmingly worrisome law and order situation’ in Bengal. Further, he wrote, “I share grave concerns given that violence vandalism, arson, loot, and killings continue unabated. Concerned must act in overdrive to restore order.”
Nearly 12 people have been killed after the election results had been declared. Experts suspect that the figure might be higher. As a consequence of the violence, the Union home ministry has asked for a report on the violence.
Meanwhile, the BJP has appealed to the Supreme Court over the ongoing violence in Bengal. In its petition, the BJP has demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the violence in West Bengal.
BJP President JP Nadda is on a two-day visit to the state starting today. He will meet the families of the party workers hit by the violence, the BJP said. On the other hand, the TMC has advised the PM to keep his focus on the coronavirus pandemic.
Just a day after the election result had been declared, the state was in the grip of violence. BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya claimed that four of its workers were killed and more than 4,000 houses were burned.
The incident took place when there was a heated argument between the two parties in Bengal’s Purba Bardhaman district after the poll results were declared. The BJP compared TMC with Nazis and dubbed the government in West Bengal as fascist.