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PM Modi calls West Bengal governor, expresses concern about law and order situation | India News


KOLKATA – West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi called him and expressed “serious distress and concern” over the alarmingly disturbing law and order situation in the state following the completion of the elections to the assembly.
“The Prime Minister called and expressed his serious anguish and concern over the alarmingly disturbing law and order situation @MamataOfficial. I share serious concerns at @PMOIndia as violence, vandalism, arson looting and killings continue unabated Stakeholders must act in full swing to restore order, “Dhankhar tweeted.
He also said that the authorities concerned must act at full speed to restore order.
Hours earlier, the West Bengal governor ordered the Kolkata police and commissioner to put an end to “senseless political violence, vandalism, arson, assassinations and intimidation that puts democracy to shame.”
In addition, he stated that the Bengali diaspora around the world has expressed concern about the alarming lawlessness in the state.
BJP leader Swapan Dasgupta has also called on the President of the Calcutta High Court to take suo moto action for the administration to halt the wave of political recriminations in West Bengal following the assembly elections.
The violence was reported from Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar on Monday. The BJP party office was vandalized in Nandigram.
On Sunday night, the journalists were attacked by unknown criminals in Haldia.
The Trinamool Congress, led by Mamata Banerjee, won 213 seats in the recently concluded West Bengal assembly elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party won 77 seats in the 294-seat state assembly. However, the elections for two seats in Murshidabad are postponed due to the disappearance of candidates due to Covid.

Times of India