The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced nationwide 'dharna' on May 5 against the alleged post-election atrocities by Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal.
BJP President JP Nadda will be on a two-day visit to the state to meet the party workers and the families affected by the violence inflicted by the alleged TMC workers. The protest will be held democratically while following all Covid-19 protocols.
In a release, BJP said, “BJP president JP Nadda will be on a two-day visit to West Bengal starting from Tuesday, May 4 to take stock of the violence under the patronage of the TMC.”
The BJP workers alleged attacks by TMC activists and said, "Within 24 hours of election results, many BJP workers have been murdered. Many workers are seriously injured. The house and shops of many party workers have also been burnt. After Mamata Banerjee's defeat and Trinamool Congress' victory in the election results yesterday, the TMC hooligans started celebrating the victory with violence and blood. BJP condemns this.”
The Union Home Ministry sought a report from the West Bengal government in this regard.
Several political workers, including those of the BJP, have alleged that TMC activists did violence after the declaration of the election results for the 292-member West Bengal assembly on Sunday.
TMC workers are alleged to set fire to one of its party offices in Hooghly district on the counting day.
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari and his convoy were attacked with stones in Haldia, the results in the Nandigram constituency was announced.
Furthermore, BJP claimed that TMC activists have severely beaten up one of their member in the Beleghata area.
However, TMC has denied all these allegations and a local TMC leader said that BJP insiders are behind the incident.
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday asked the DGP for a report on the uninterrupted violence across the state ever since the poll results were declared.
It may be mentioned that Mamata Banerjee-led TMC won 213 seats in West Bengal assembly elections followed by BJP which secured 77 seats in the 294-seat state assembly.