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PM expressed serious anguish at law and order situation in Bengal: Governor

BJP’s Gautam Bhatia filed a plea in SC seeking a CBI probe into the alleged violence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday revealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken note of alleged incidents of violence in the state following the TMC's victory in the recent Assembly polls.

The BJP had claimed on Monday at least six of its workers and supporters, including a woman, were killed in attacks the party blamed on the TMC. The BJP shared a video with journalists showing a ransacked party office in Nandigram where piles of documents, posters and broken furniture lay scattered everywhere. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had lost the seat to her former lieutenant-turned-adversary Suvendu Adhikari.

On Tuesday, Dhankhar tweeted, "PM called and expressed his serious anguish and concern at alarmingly worrisome law & order situation @MamataOfficial I share grave concerns @PMOIndia given that violence vandalism, arson. loot and killings continue unabated. Concerned must act in overdrive to restore order."

Earlier on Tuesday, Dhankhar had described the post-poll violence as "senseless". Dhankhar tweeted, "Police @WBPolice @CPKolkata must end senseless political violence, vandalism, arson, killings and intimidation that shames democracy. Bengali diaspora world over has expressed concern over alarming lawlessness. Why post poll violence only WB ? Why this assault on democracy?" Dhankhar had alleged there was a killing spree in the state. "Reports indicate horrendous state of affairs. Horrified people are fleeing to save themselves. Flooded with SOS appeals. Harmads are on killing and destruction spree. Such nosediving of constitutional values cannot be countenanced. Call upon @MamataOfficial to restore order," he tweeted.

The BJP had announced party chief J.P. Nadda is expected to reach West Bengal for a two-day visit on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, BJP member and senior advocate Gautam Bhatia filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe into the alleged incident of violence, murder and rape following the declaration of election results. Bhatia also sought that the Supreme Court direct the West Bengal government to file an action-taken report in regard to the incidents of violence.

Bar and Bench quoted Bhatia as saying, "It was clear that TMC has been exercising undue influence over the police and other enforcement agencies in as much as no FIRs have been registered against alleged party worker for their acts... As per media reports this violence is directly sponsored by ruling party through its workers who are seeking revenge against the citizenry of the state, which has exercised it's democratic right of voting for a party other than TMC."

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