400 BJP Workers Flee Bengal Amid Political Violence, Receives Shelter in Assam: HBS

Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma alleges that about 400 BJP workers flee from Bengal to Assam amid political violence post the West Bengal Vidhan Sabha poll results.
400 BJP Workers Flee Bengal Amid Political Violence, Receives Shelter in Assam: HBS

Guwahati- Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam Minister and prominent BJP leader, on Tuesday alleged that around 400 BJP workers and their families have reached Assam in order to escape the political violence allegedly unleashed upon them by TMC hoodlums in Bengal following TMC's landslide victory in the recently concluded 2021 West Bengal Vidhan Sabha elections. 

So far, at least 12 people have died due to the political violence that has ignited parts of Bengal making it a hotbed for criminal activities like murder, violence, arson, destruction of property, and loot.  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi contacted Governor Jagdeep Dhankar, the governor of West Bengal to express his "serious anguish and concern" over the "worrisome" law and order situation in the state. The Union Home Ministry has also taken into account the various law and order abnormalities that have been reported from the state of West Bengal. 

Himanta Biswa Sarma, the key BJP strategist often credited for enabling the footprints of the saffron party in the North-Eastern states, took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to inform people about the recent buildup.

The Tweet stated, "In a sad development 300-400 @BJP4Bengal karyakartas and family members have crossed over to Dhubri in Assam after confronted with brazen persecution & violence. We're giving shelter & food. @MamataOfficial Didi must stop this ugly dance of demonocracy! Bengal deserves better."

Incidents of murder, arson, destruction of property, assault, and even rape have surfaced from across the state following the Trinamool Congress' landslide victory in the West Bengal Vidhan Sabha polls. BJP workers have mostly been on the receiving end of the violence allegedly perpetrated by TMC hoodlums.

Mamata Banerjee today reacted to the allegations of political violence allegedly unleashed by TMC party workers by saying, "Till now, even law and order was being handled by the Central forces, not by me. So, this is their doing, they are to blame for spoiling the situation if this is true," and also added, "Some sporadic incidents are there, but that will be tackled. After election it happens in every state. I don't want any violence or anything. BJP is trying to create communal clash, because of their shameful defeat," 

TMC has claimed that 2 of its party workers have been killed in East Bardhaman district where one of them died due to a clash between BJP and TMC workers on Sunday night. 

BJP President JP Nadda had called for a nationwide dharna for the ongoing atrocities against BJP workers in Bengal following TMC's electoral victory over their main contender BJP. Nadda also reached out to the family of BJP worker Haran Adhikari who was allegedly murdered by TMC goons to express his deep condolences and show solidarity. 

The TMC on Sunday was declared victorious after sweeping the West Bengal Vidhan Sabha polls with 213 seats compared to BJP's 77 seats.

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