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PM calls Bengal governor over post-poll violence, MHA seeks report

By Saima Siddiqui 
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PM calls Bengal governor over post-poll violence, MHA seeks report

Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly dialed the Governor of West Bengal to discuss the post-poll violence in the state and deteriorating law and order situation, after 12 people died in the violence. However, the number of killed could go higher if include the number of those killed during the month-long election.

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Governor Jagdeep Dhankar tweeted today to say that the Prime Minister expressed “serious anguish and concern at alarmingly worrisome law and order situation”.

In a tweet tagging Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, he also said, “I share grave concerns given that violence vandalism, arson. loot and killings continue unabated”.

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.

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Meanwhile, a BJP leader has filed a plea in the Supreme Court for a probe into the violence by the Central Bureau of Investigation. In his appeal, he said BJP workers were attacked and killed and women have been raped.

BJP chief JP Nadda is expected to go on a two-day visit to the state. He will meet the families of the party workers hit by the violence.

In her address to the people yesterday, Mamata Banerjee appealed for calm and blamed the BJP for the violence.

“Bengal is a peace-loving place,” said the Chief Minister, who won a third term with a stupendous victory.

“During the elections, there has been some heat and dust… The BJP did a lot of torture, also the CAPF. But I appeal to all for calm. Don’t indulge in violence. If there is a dispute, inform the police. The police must manage law and order,” she added.

The BJP has claimed that eight people — including party workers and their family members — died in violence by Trinamool workers across six districts. One person died in Kolkata and another in nearby Sonarpur.

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On the other hand, the ruling Trinamool Congress has also raised charges of violence, claiming that two of their workers were beaten to death in East Bardhaman district.

Not only this, on Sunday night, in an alleged clash between Trinamool and BJP, a 55-yera-old man was also killed at Raina, also in East Bardhaman district.

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