- Violence escalates in West Bengal after assembly election results
- TMC people accused of BJP attacking BJP workers
- TMC has denied BJP’s allegations
- There have also been cases of many people leaving their homes for fear of being attacked.
Violent incidents are continuously coming to the fore in West Bengal after the assembly elections. It is being claimed that many BJP workers and common people have migrated to Assam, Odisha and Jharkhand for fear of being murdered or attacked by goons backed by Bengal’s ruling party. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has expressed concern about the
The Governor has alleged that lakhs of people are being displaced in Bengal and properties worth crores are being damaged. The security environment is being seriously compromised. Those who voted against the ruling Trinamool Congress are victims of targeted violence. There has been widespread arson, loot and damage to properties. The Governor said, there were many incidents of rape and murder at the hands of anarchic elements and such elements have no fear of law.
Victims narrated pain
The TMC, on the other hand, has denied the allegations. Times Now team reached West Bengal and spoke to the victims there. People told their pain that how they are being threatened. They are being extorted to stay in their own homes and run their business.
‘Threat of beheading’
BJP worker named Sumit Shah said, ‘I was not at home on 7th May. My mother was alone. A girl came to my house with five-six people and threatened my mother saying that if your son is seen anywhere in the whole area, he will be beheaded. My mother was very scared. It is good that I had gone to my grandmother’s place then.
‘Did not come home for 25 days due to fear’
Mitshu Dutt said, ‘It was 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Some strangers came to my house, their faces were covered with masks and clothes, which were green in colour. They tried to kill me. My husband was not at home then. My family went out for about 25 days. I too was very scared and did not come home for 3-4 days. I couldn’t tell this coming in front of the camera. I informed the consor of the area about the incident over phone, he assured me that no one will do anything to us. He took steps to protect me, my husband and son. Now everything is normal here and the police is also protecting.