Bengal Government does not even have 24 hours and they are sending teams, says Mamata | India News
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister of West Bengal Mamata banerjee on Thursday he criticized the Center for sending a team to investigate post-election violence in the state, saying that it is not even 24 hours of the new government and that they are sending letters and teams.
At a press conference, the prime minister also announced a 2 lakh rupee compensation to the families of all those killed in the post-election violence.
“Under law and order by Electoral Commission, 16 were killed, half of whom are from TMC and half of BJP, one was from Sanjukta Morcha, “said Mamata Banerjee.
The TMC supreme further claimed that central ministers were inciting violence in West Bengal.
“The BJP leaders are wandering, they are provoking. In fact, they are not ready to accept the mandate. I ask you to accept the mandate of the people,” he said.
A four-member investigation team from the Union Ministry of the Interior, tasked with investigating the reasons for the post-election violence in West Bengal, arrived in the state on Thursday.
The team, which will also assess the terrain situation in the state, is likely to visit various areas of the city, as well as South 24 Parganas, Godkhali, Sunderbans and Jaggadal.
The BJP has alleged that TMC-backed thugs have killed several of its workers, attacked female members, vandalized houses and looted shops.
Mamata Banerjee rejected the accusation and that such violence and confrontations were taking place in those areas where the BJP candidates were victorious at the assembly polls.
(With contributions from the agency)