Centre seeks report from WB govt on post-poll violence

Chennai: The Home Ministry has sought a report from the West Bengal government on the alleged post-poll violence targeting opposition workers in the state.

According to a spokesperson, ‘MHA has asked the West Bengal Government for a report on the post-election violence targeting opposition political workers in the state.’

Political workers, including from BJP, were allegedly targeted by opponents since the announcement of results for the 292-member West Bengal Aassembly where the ruling Trinamool Congress emerged victorious.

Governor Jagdeep Dhankar discussed the situation with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee when she called on him at Raj Bhavan to submit her resignation.

‘During our more than an hour interaction, my primary focus was that the Government takes all steps to ensure the post poll violence, arson, loot and killings end. It is unfortunate that many lives have been lost, several injured, houses torched in this violence,’ Dhankar said in a tweet.

NT Bureau