Kolkata, May 4 (PTI) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep
Dhankhar on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi called
him and expressed anguish over the law and order situation in
the state following reports of post-poll violence from several
The state was in the throes of widespread violence on
Monday that allegedly left several BJP workers dead and
injured in clashes, and shops being looted, prompting the
Centre to seek a factual report from the government on
incidents of attack on opposition workers.
"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," Dhankhar wrote on Twitter.
Four people were killed in alleged clashes between TMC
and BJP supporters in Burdwan district on Sunday and Monday,
officials said. The TMC claimed three of them were its
Videos of alleged arson at a BJP office with bamboo
poles and roof tiles burning amid worried cries of people
running away from the premises were shared by the party.
"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 asked on
the microblogging site.
"Reports indicate horrendous state of affairs.
Horrified people are fleeing to save themselves," he added.