Several Killed, Homes Vandalised in Post Poll Clashes Between TMC, BJP in West Bengal; MHA Seeks Report

There have been studies of post-poll violence from varied components of West Bengal on Monday, together with within the metropolis, barely a day after the results of the hotly contested state meeting ballot was declared and rivals TMC and BJP traded costs. Purba Bardhaman district witnessed the killing of 4 individuals allegedly in clashes between the TMC and the BJP, official sources stated on Monday.

The Union ministry of dwelling affairs (MHA) on Monday stated it has sought a report from the Bengal authorities over studies of this post-poll violence within the state.

“MHA has asked West Bengal government for a report on the post-election violence targeting opposition political workers in the state,” it stated in a tweet.

The Trinamool Congress claimed three of its supporters have been killed by the BJP, which rejected the allegations, saying the incidents have been the results of “individuals’s resistance”. The incident took place when some TMC supporters were on the way to Nabagram in the Jamalpur police station area on their motorcycles and were allegedly attacked by BJP workers, the sources said.

The TMC said that its members were thrashed and their bikes were damaged. The injured were taken to different hospitals and two were declared dead by Burdwan Medical College and Hospital when rushed there.

A woman who was among the injured was declared dead when taken to Jamalpur Hospital, the sources said. Claiming that the woman was a BJP supporter, local BJP leader Ashish Kshetrapal said that TMC activists descended on the area shouting ‘Joy Bangla’ and ‘Khela Hobe’ slogans around 11 am.

“We built a counter-resistance and the TMC attackers fled. But they returned via another route, forcibly entered my house, and attacked my family members. My mother died in the attack,” he stated. The TMC supporters additionally injured his father and uncle, the native chief stated including they vandalised and looted 17-18 homes within the space.

Poice stated 23 individuals have been detained in reference to the incident and an enormous contingent of central forces have been deployed within the space. An officer of Jamalpur police station stated the scenario was underneath management. In one other incident in Samaspur in Raina police station space, a 55-year-old man was killed in TMC-BJP clashes on Sunday night time after the outcomes have been declared.

Ganesh Mallick, recognized within the space as TMC supporter, was injured after being hit by bamboo sticks. He was admitted to the Burdwan Medical School and Hospital the place he died, the sources stated. BJP district normal secretary Shyamal Roy stated the incident was a fall out of a household dispute, whereas TMC spokesperson Prosenjit Das stated the saffron celebration was resorting to violence in varied areas after dropping the ballot.

TMC supporters have been additionally accused of vandalising the properties and retailers of BJP staff in varied components of Galsi. Within the metropolis an individual died after he was severely assaulted by TMC staff in Kankurgachi space late on Sunday night time, police stated.

The person, who was claimed by his household to have been a BJP activist, was declared introduced lifeless when taken to a close-by hospital, the police stated. Just a few homes in Jadavpur space of town have been vandalised by unknown miscreants, who have been alleged to be members of TMC.

BJP has claimed that no less than 5 of its activists have been killed and hundreds of homes belonging to the celebration’s staff have been broken in assaults by Trinamool Congress supported miscreants for the reason that declaration of the meeting election end result. BJP state president Dilip Ghosh advised reporters right here that neither the state police nor the administration got here to their assist.

He claimed that the mom of a sales space president was killed throughout an assault by TMC staff at Jagaddal in North 24 Parganas district and one other individual was killed at Sonarpur in South 24 Parganas. One other BJP supporter was killed in Beleghata space of town, whereas two others have been killed in related assaults at Ranaghat in Nadia district and Sitalkuchi in Coochbehar, he stated.

Ghosh stated there have been studies of the killing of an ISF supporter at Kadambagachhi in North 24 Parganas, taking the toll to 6. “It appears after profitable unexpectedly TMC activists are venting their ire on opposition staff and their households with the tacit assist of the ruling celebration,” he stated.

Ghosh said BJP will approach Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Union Home Minister Amit Shah listing details of attacks and also inform the Election Commission. At the same time he offered cooperation to TMC as a “responsible opposition” saying “We additionally look ahead to their initiative on this regard.” He met the governor later during the day.

Reports of post-poll violence were received from Jalpaiguri in north Bengal too. The newly-elected MLA of Dabgram-Phulbari, Sikha Chatterjee of BJP alleged that miscreants supported by the TMC attacked her house. She even took reporters inside her house to show them the destruction caused by the attackers.

She also alleged that houses of BJP workers were vandalised and a vehicle was damaged at Chunabhati area of Dabgram-Phulbari constituency, where state minister and senior TMC leader Gautam Deb was defeated by the BJP. In Moynaguri there were reports of a clash between the two groups at Chuadanga area in which several persons were injured and a motorbike was set on fire, police said.

A number of houses in the area were also vandalised, the police said adding the injured were taken to the hospitals. BJP has claimed that the injured were its supporters and the TMC denied any role in the clash.

Police and central armed police force have rushed to the spot and RAF has been deployed. A large police picket has been posted to maintain peace in the area, an official of the force said.

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