PM Modi calls guv Dhankhar over post-poll violence in West Bengal

PM Modi calls guv Dhankhar over post-poll violence in West Bengal
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 4, 2021, called Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to take stock of the situation in West Bengal.

This comes after several people died and many others were injured in brutal post-poll violent incidents in West Bengal.

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“PM called and expressed his serious anguish and concern at the 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,” Dhankhar tweeted.

Governor Jagdeeep Dhankhar sought an urgent report from officials and top bureaucrats on Monday to take action against those who are involved in violence.

“Reports indicate the horrendous state of affairs. Horrified people are fleeing to save themselves. Flooded with SOS appeals. Harmads are on a killing and destruction spree. Such nosediving of constitutional values cannot be countenanced. Call upon @MamataOfficial to restore order. Was constrained to summon ACS @HomeBengal DG @WBPolice Police Commissioner @CPKolkata in wake of post-poll violence & vandalism resulting in killings, injuries & destruction of shops and houses. All were called upon to submit reports urgently. Unfortunate no report thus far,” he 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 in WB? Why this assault on democracy?” the Governor tweeted.

PM Modi’s direct invention and governor J Dhankhar’s response came after incidents of killing, rape, loot, and arson report from many parts of the state.

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