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Bengal Assembly Ballot Boxes Should Be Free From Violence, Says Governor | India News


KOLKATA: On Saturday, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary and said that the assembly elections scheduled for April-May should be free of violence. The Father of the Nation had preached for non-violence and it must be fulfilled in the polls, he said.
“In the next elections in 2021, we have the opportunity to make it free from bloodshed and violence. The next elections should not be stained with blood like those of 2018 (panchayat). There should be a complete air of non-violence and peace.” this time, “said Dhankhar.
He told reporters that he was not speaking out of “political considerations.”
While politicians will participate in politics, their goal is to safeguard the Constitution and save democracy, Dhankhar said after paying tribute to the Mahatma Gandhi statue on Mayo Road in Kolkata.
“Everyone must follow Gandhiji’s motto of non-violence. He was an ambassador for peace,” he said.
In reaction to this, West Bengal Minister Bratya Basu said that the governor “must have spoken these words considering that Gandhiji was shot and killed by fascist forces on this day. In our state, we will always continue to resist such forces. “.
Mahatma Gandhi was shot and killed that day in 1948 by Nathuram Godse. His death anniversary is celebrated as Martyrs’ Day.

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