BJP workers flee Bengal amid post-poll violence, seek shelter in Assam

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As post-poll violence grips West Bengal following the announcement of the assembly poll results, hundreds of BJP karyakartas and family members reportedly fled the state and have now taken shelter in Assam by crossing the inter-state border.

Senior minister in the Assam government, Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday claimed that around 300-400 BJP karyakartas and family members have crossed over to Dhubri in Assam after post-poll violence in West Bengal. The Assam minister further added that the state government is providing food and shelter to the party workers who have fled West Bengal.

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Himanta Biswa Sarma also hit out at Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and asked her to put a stop to the “ugly dance of demonocracy.”

BJP’s Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh on Tuesday alleged that since the announcement of the West Bengal Assembly election result, BJP cadres in the state are facing atrocities at the hands of “TMC goons”.

Dhubri district Superintendent of Police (SP) Anand Mishra told India Today TV that the people who fled Bengal are currently taking shelter at various clubs and schools at Kherabari, Japsabari, Pokrabari area under Agomoni, Golakganj police station in Dhubri district.

“We have provided food, cloths to the people who fled from West Bengal. We have also made Covid-19 test arrangements. We are closely monitoring the situation,” Anand Mishra said.

He further added that Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta is monitoring the situation closely and has sent clothes and food items for those who have reportedly fled post-poll violence in Bengal.

MHA SEEKS REPORT FROM BENGAL GOVT

In the wake of continued incidents of violence, the Union Home Ministry on Monday sought a report from the West Bengal government on the issue of post-poll violence in the state. Political workers, including those of the BJP, have alleged attacks by opponents since the announcement of election results for the 292-member West Bengal assembly where the ruling Trinamool Congress emerged victorious.

JP NADDA’S TWO DAY VISIT

BJP national president JP Nadda is on his two-day visit to West Bengal following the violence unleashed in the state after the declaration of the election result. Nadda visited families of BJP workers who were allegedly killed in post-poll violence. He said, “Visiting the victim families of BJP karyakartas who were affected in post election violence perpetrated by TMC in Pratapnagar, Sonarpur, West Bengal.”

Furthermore, the BJP has announced a nationwide dharna on May 5 against the alleged post-poll violence in West Bengal. The protests will be held at the mandal-level in adherence to Covid-19 protocols.

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