The clashes come within the backdrop of a sweeping win for the ruling Trinamool Congress after a bitter and acrimonious battle with the Opposition BJP
West Bengal was within the throes of widespread violence on Monday that allegedly left a number of political staff useless and injured prompting the Union Home ministry to hunt a factual report from the state authorities, and chief minister-elect Mamata Banerjee to enchantment for peace and calm. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi additionally referred to as up Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and expressed anguish over the regulation and order scenario within the state.
The clashes come within the backdrop of a sweeping win for the ruling Trinamool Congress after a bitter and acrimonious battle with the Opposition BJP. Both events blamed the opposite for the violence that reportedly resulted within the deaths of a minimum of seven individuals, accidents to a number of others, and houses and outlets of political staff being looted. The TMC gained 213 seats towards BJP’s 77.
Four individuals have been killed in alleged clashes between TMC and BJP supporters in Burdwan district on Sunday and Monday, officers mentioned. The TMC claimed three of them have been its supporters. The BJP has claimed a minimum of 9 of its staff and supporters, together with a lady, have been killed in violence allegedly unleashed by the Trinamool Congress following its victory within the meeting elections.
The BJP additionally shared movies of alleged arson at a celebration workplace with bamboo poles and roof tiles burning amid nervous cries of individuals operating away from the premises. Photos of useless individuals and folks scampering with attire looted from a store additionally have been circulated on social media.
अवांछित और अति निंदनीय!!
लोकतंत्र में हार-जीत अपनी जगह पर है, लेकिन जीत के उत्साह में बंगाल में भाजपा कार्यालयों पर हमले टीएमसी की क्षुद्र मानसिकता को दर्शा रहे हैं।
क्या ये स्वस्थ लोकतंत्र की निशानी है??@KailashOnline @shivprakashbjp @DilipGhoshBJP @BJP4Bengal @BJP4Jharkhand pic.twitter.com/pMYFWH5Pxr
— Dr Pradip Varma (@PKVarmaRanchi) May 2, 2021
ममता जी की जीत के बाद उनके कार्यकर्ता जश्न मना रहे है और भाजपा कार्यकर्ताओं के घर तोड़ रहे है ।
अब तक 9 से ज़्यादा भाजपा कार्यकर्ताओं की हत्या हो चुकी है । pic.twitter.com/sMDpX4qu61
— Kailash Vijayvargiya (@KailashOn-line) May 3, 2021
TMC supremo rejected the BJP’s cost and urged her supporters to take care of peace, and requested them to not fall prey to provocations. The central forces dedicated many atrocities on TMC supporters in the course of the elections, she alleged.
“Even after the results were announced, BJP attacked our supporters in certain areas but we ask our men not to get provoked and instead report to the police,” Mamata mentioned. She alleged that some law enforcement officials had labored in a partisan method towards the TMC in the course of the elections.
The scenario stays tense as BJP nationwide president JP Nadda is within the state on a two-day go to, assembly alleged victims of the violence whereas the occasion has additionally introduced a nationwide dharna on 5 May (tomorrow), the day Mamata is set to take the oath of workplace. There are additionally considerations over the rampant unfold of misinformation and faux information utilizing previous and unrelated visuals to stoke anger and panic amongst individuals. Fact-checking portal Alt News debunked two associated claims on Twitter.
This is a picture from 2019 when a bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was broken in Vidyasagar faculty in Kolkata. This has nothing to do with any violent occasion which may be at the moment occurring in Bengal. Large variety of previous photographs and movies being shared, watch out. https://t.co/Vvfjj7k45jpic.twitter.com/009uSAQter
— Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) May 4, 2021
पश्चिम बंगाल हिंसा से जोड़कर एक वीडियो शेयर किया जा रहा है जिसमें भीड़ पुलिस पर हमला कर रही है. बताया जा रहा है कि इस भीड़ में TMC कार्यकर्ता हैं. जबकि ये वीडियो ओडिशा का है और लगभग three महीने पुराना है. पढ़िए #AltNewsFactCheck | @HereisKinjal https://t.co/N8Mj2RBsOG
— Alt News Hindi (@AltNewsHindi) May 4, 2021
Some BJP leaders additionally launched a communal angle to the clashes at a time when the state is reeling beneath political violence. BJP’s Swapan Dasgupta, who contested from Tarakeswar within the elections and misplaced, took to Twitter to assert that an “alarming situation had unfolded in Nanoor.”
Alarming scenario in Nanoor (Birbhum district) with greater than a thousand Hindu households out within the fields to flee marauding mobs looking for to take it out towards BJP supporters. Reports of molestation or worse of ladies. @AmitShah please rush some safety to the realm.
— Swapan Dasgupta (@swapan55) May 3, 2021
— Kailash Vijayvargiya (@KailashOn-line) May 3, 2021
Meanwhile, The Times of India reported that National Commission for Women has takes suo motu cognisance of those incidents of violence towards girls in West Bengal and a crew lead by chairperson Rekha Sharma will go to the state for additional enquiry.
The West Bengal Police has denied related experiences and termed it faux information. TMC MP Derek O’Brien dubbed these clashes a results of friction between BJP factions.
— West Bengal Police (@WBPolice) May 4, 2021
BJP IT cell may have given trolls a while off after outcomes. All circumstances on SM are BJP intra-party fights. Three+
factions in Bengal. They hate one another.
MO-SHA got here right here and unfold hate for the final 4 months. Bengal needs peace and concord. BJP needs divisiveness https://t.co/MAXXs6sv13
— Derek O’Brien | ডেরেক ও’ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) May 3, 2021
Intolerance thy title Mamata Banerjee: JP Nadda
Nadda on Tuesday mentioned the widespread post-poll violence in West Bengal is paying homage to the atrocities individuals needed to face in the course of the nation’s Partition, and exhorted occasion staff within the state to democratically battle the “savagery”. He additionally mentioned that Mamata doesn’t signify the Bengali tradition.
I had mentioned it earlier too, Mamata ji doesn’t signify Bengali tradition. Intolerance, thy title is Mamata ji: BJP chief JP Nadda in Kolkata, West Bengal
— ANI (@ANI) May 4, 2021
Nadda, who arrived on a two-day go to to Bengal, mentioned BJP staff throughout India have expressed solidarity with their activists within the state, who’re “facing violent attacks”.
“We are committed to democratically fight this ideological battle and the activities of the TMC, which is full of intolerance,” he advised reporters on the NSC Bose International Airport in Kolkata.
“I had heard of the immense atrocities committed during the Partition, but I have never seen such post-poll violence that is occurring in West Bengal after the
declaration of election results (on May 2),” the senior BJP chief mentioned.
Nadda mentioned he’ll go to the residences of BJP staff “killed” in assaults in South 24 Parganas district and communicate to their kin. “We want to give this message that crores of BJP workers across the country are with them,” he mentioned.
BJP state president Dilip Ghosh, who accompanied Nadda, expressed solidarity with victims of the violence.
Claiming that assaults are happening at locations the place the TMC gained with an enormous majority, Ghosh mentioned that the BJP management is with the employees who’ve fought the election risking their lives.
Governor briefs Narendra Modi, says ‘horrendous state of affairs’
West Bengal GovernorDhankhar on Tuesday mentioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to as him and expressed anguish over the regulation and order scenario in
the state following experiences of post-poll violence from a number of districts.
PM referred to as and expressed his severe anguish and concern at alarmingly worrisome regulation & order scenario @MamataOfficial
I share grave considerations @PMOIndia on condition that violence vandalism, arson. loot and killings proceed unabated.
Concerned should act in overdrive to revive order.
— Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@jdhankhar1) May 4, 2021
Videos of alleged arson at a BJP workplace with bamboo poles and roof tiles burning amid nervous cries of individuals operating away from the premises have been shared by the occasion.
“Police @WBPolice @CPKolkata must end senseless political violence, vandalism, arson, killings and intimidation that shames democracy. Why post poll violence
only WB? Why this assault on democracy?” the governor requested on the microblogging website.
“Reports indicate horrendous state of affairs. Horrified people are fleeing to save themselves,” he added.
With inputs from PTI