Highlights:

  • Governor of West Bengal summoned DGP and Commissioner of Police in the wake of alarming law and order
  • Jagdeep Dhankar urged Kolkata Police and CM of West Bengal for urgent action against various violence reported in the State
  • BJP alleged five of its workers and supporters have been killed
  • BJP houses and party offices have also been ransacked
  • Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked to maintain peace

On Monday, Governor of West Bengal, Jagdeep Dhankar called for urgent action against the spread of violence in the state after election results. He called upon West Bengal Police and Commissioner of Police to take steps to restore law and order. Jagdeep Dhankar urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Kolkata Police and West Bengal Police for urgent action against various arson, killings, and loots in the State.

After these post-election clashes, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar summoned the state’s director general of police at Raj Bhavan on Monday. While Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked people to maintain peace.

He tweeted that there is news of violence, which has been reported across West Bengal in various party offices, houses and shops being attacked, thus the situation is alarming. Dhankar called for prompt action by West Bengal Police, Commissioner of Police Kolkata and conferred Mamata Banerjee for urgent action.

Since Saturday, BJP alleged five of its workers and supporters had been killed, also a few hundred party offices and houses of BJP workers were ransacked across the state. After the counting progressed more such cases were alleged by them. On the contrary, Banerjee said that BJP was spreading lies using old pictures of riots that took place outside Bengal.

Today evening, the chief minister is expected to meet the Governor to complete the formalities. The TMC party won 213 seats out of the 292 seats where polls were held in eight phases. BJP won 77 seats in Assembly elections.

Dilip Ghosh, the president of BJP in West Bengal claimed that six persons have been killed in the last 24 hours and hundreds of houses have been ransacked. The BJP unit has also shared video clips of the reported violence.

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