Center Sends Reminder to West Bengal Government to Report Post Election Violence | India News
NEW DELHI: The Interior Ministry sent a brief reminder to the West Bengal government on Wednesday to submit a detailed report on post-election violence in the state, warning that the matter will be taken “seriously” if not Do it. , and asked him to take the necessary measures to stop such incidents “without any loss of time,” authorities said.
In a letter sent on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry reminded West Bengal’s chief secretary that on May 3 it had requested an immediate report from the state government on the post-election violence.
However, the West Bengal government has not yet submitted the report, officials said.
According to the latest contributions, the violence has not stopped in West Bengal and this means that the state government did not take effective measures to control it, the letter said.
Therefore, the necessary measures must be taken to prevent these incidents without any loss of time, he added.
A detailed report should be sent to the Ministry of Interior (MHA) immediately, he said.
In the event that the state government does not submit the report, the matter will be taken seriously, the letter adds.
After the third consecutive convincing victory of the sentence Trinamool Congress (TMC), headed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, following a heavy election campaign for the Assembly, West Bengal has witnessed a series of violent incidents since Sunday, when the results were announced.
At least six people were killed in post-election violence in different parts of the state as of Tuesday.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has alleged that TMC-backed thugs killed several of its workers, attacked its female members, vandalized houses, looted its members’ stores and looted their offices.
Claiming that at least 14 BJP workers were killed and nearly a lakh people fled their homes in post-election violence in West Bengal, party chairman JP Nadda alleged on Wednesday that the prime minister’s silence speaks to your participation.
Banerjee rejected the charges, saying violence and clashes were taking place in those areas where BJP candidates were victorious in the elections.
Speaking to reporters at the Nabanna state secretariat after being sworn in, the prime minister also claimed that most of the violence videos shared on social media are either fake or old.
“I have noticed that violence and clashes are taking place in those areas where the BJP won the elections. These places can be seen as black dots,” he said.
Banerjee said that when these incidents occurred, law and order in the state was under the Election Commission (EC).
“Law and order in West Bengal deteriorated in the last three months. There were some sporadic incidents and not all of them were real, most were false. The BJP is showing old videos,” he said.
The TMC supreme said that all district magistrates (DM) and police superintendents (SP) were asked to strictly deal with any emergent situations.
“If someone is found involved in an incident, we will treat them very strictly. We will not tolerate any lawlessness here,” he said.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar had said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi called him on the phone and expressed distress at the law and order situation in the state following reports of post-election violence in several districts.
Banerjee had asked people on Sunday to show restraint and not allow any violence.