West Bengal, witnessed clashes between BJP and TMC supporters in many parts after the state assembly poll were declared. In view of the violence BJP President, J P Nadda will be on a two-day trip to West Bengal.
The Trinamool Congress claimed three of its supporters were killed by the BJP, which rejected the allegations, saying that the incidents were the result of “people resistance”.
In the Purba Bardhaman district an incident took place when the TMC members were on their way in the Jamalpur police station area they were allegedly attacked by the BJP members. They were thrashed and their vehicle was also damaged by the BJP members.
The injured were taken to the hospital where two of them were declared the death of TMC and a woman, claiming a BJP supporter was also declared dead.
Another incident took place in Samaspur in the Raina police station area, a 55-year-old man was killed in TMC-BJP clashes on Sunday night after the result was declared.
BJP local leader Ashish Kshetrapal and newly elected MLA of Dabgram-Phulbari, Sikha Chatterjee of BJP was also the victim of the attacks, according to their statement.
Reports of post-poll violence were received from Jalpaiguri in North Bengal too.
BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said that he will approach Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Union Home Minister Amit Shah listing details of attacks and also inform the Election Commission.
A large police picket has been posted to maintain peace in the area.
By Banashree Sonowal