There had been stories of post-poll violence from numerous elements of West Bengal on Monday, together with in town, barely a day after the results of the hotly contested state meeting ballot was declared and rivals TMC and BJP traded fees. Purba Bardhaman district witnessed the killing of 4 individuals allegedly in clashes between the TMC and the BJP, official sources stated on Monday.
The Trinamool Congress claimed three of its supporters had been killed by the BJP, which rejected the allegations, saying the incidents had been the results of “individuals’s resistance”. The incident befell when some TMC supporters had been on the best way to Nabagram in the Jamalpur police station space on their bikes and had been allegedly attacked by BJP employees, the sources stated.
The TMC stated that its members had been thrashed and their bikes had been broken. The injured had been taken to totally different hospitals and two had been declared useless by Burdwan Medical College and Hospital when rushed there.
A girl who was among the many injured was declared useless when taken to Jamalpur Hospital, the sources stated. Claiming that the lady was a BJP supporter, native BJP chief Ashish Kshetrapal stated that TMC activists descended on the realm shouting ‘Joy Bangla’ and ‘Khela Hobe’ slogans round 11 am.
“We constructed a counter-resistance and the TMC attackers fled. But they returned through one other route, forcibly entered my home, and attacked my relations. My mom died in the assault,” he stated. The TMC supporters additionally injured his father and uncle, the native chief stated including they vandalised and looted 17-18 homes in the realm.
Poice stated 23 individuals have been detained in reference to the incident and an enormous contingent of central forces have been deployed in the realm. 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 had been declared.
Ganesh Mallick, recognized in the realm as TMC supporter, was injured after being hit by bamboo sticks. He was admitted to the Burdwan Medical College and Hospital the place he died, the sources stated. BJP district common secretary Shyamal Roy stated the incident was a fall out of a household dispute, whereas TMC spokesperson Prosenjit Das stated the saffron occasion was resorting to violence in numerous areas after dropping the ballot.
TMC supporters had been additionally accused of vandalising the houses and retailers of BJP employees in numerous elements of Galsi. In town an individual died after he was severely assaulted by TMC employees in Kankurgachi space late on Sunday night time, police stated.
The man, who was claimed by his household to have been a BJP activist, was declared introduced useless when taken to a close-by hospital, the police stated. A couple of homes in Jadavpur space of town had been vandalised by unknown miscreants, who had been alleged to be members of TMC.
BJP has claimed that not less than 5 of its activists had been killed and hundreds of homes belonging to the occasion’s employees had been broken in assaults by Trinamool Congress supported miscreants for the reason that declaration of the meeting election consequence. BJP state president Dilip Ghosh instructed 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 employees at Jagaddal in North 24 Parganas district and one other individual was killed at Sonarpur in South 24 Parganas. Another BJP supporter was killed in Beleghata space of town, whereas two others had been killed in comparable assaults at Ranaghat in Nadia district and Sitalkuchi in Coochbehar, he stated.
Ghosh stated there have been stories 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 employees and their households with the tacit assist of the ruling occasion,” he stated.
Ghosh stated BJP will method Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Union Home Minister Amit Shah itemizing particulars of assaults and likewise inform the Election Commission. At the identical time he provided cooperation to TMC as a “accountable opposition” saying “We additionally sit up for their initiative in this regard.” He met the governor later in the course of the day.
Reports of post-poll violence had been obtained 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 home. She even took reporters inside her home to point out them the destruction attributable to the attackers.
She additionally alleged that homes of BJP employees had been vandalised and a car was broken at Chunabhati space of Dabgram-Phulbari constituency, the place state minister and senior TMC chief Gautam Deb was defeated by the BJP. In Moynaguri there have been stories of a conflict between the 2 teams at Chuadanga space in which a number of individuals had been injured and a motorcycle was set on fireplace, police stated.
Numerous homes in the realm had been additionally vandalised, the police stated including the injured had been taken to the hospitals. BJP has claimed that the injured had been its supporters and the TMC denied any function in the conflict.
Police and central armed police drive have rushed to the spot and RAF has been deployed. A big police picket has been posted to keep up peace in the realm, an official of the drive stated.
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