Assam, May 4: Amid the rising of post-poll result violence in West Bengal, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that hundreds of BJP workers in North Bengal are leaving the state and entering Assam via the Dhubri border due to fear of a lost life.
Himanta Biswa Sarma took a tweet to share the news and wrote, “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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/d3MXUvgQam
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 4, 2021
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced that it will hold a nationwide dharna (agitation) on May 5 (the day when Mamata Banerjee will take oath as Bengal CM for the third term) against the widespread violence unleashed by Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers post the election results.
The saffron party informed that the protest will be held following all Covid protocols across all organizational mandals of the party.
BJP president J P Nadda drew a parallel between the post-poll result violence in West Bengal with the bloodshed during India’s Partition. Nadda arrived in West Bengal to express solidarity with BJP workers amid several incidents of violence and arson in which, the party alleges, six of its members have been killed.
Nadda, who is on a two-day visit to the state, said his party’s workers are facing violent attacks.
The BJP has blamed the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the violence, saying its workers and sympathizers are targeting rivals after its supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee led it to a massive victory in the state assembly polls.
The BJP has claimed that at least six of its workers and supporters, including a woman, were killed in violence allegedly unleashed by the TMC.
The TMC has claimed that its three supporters have been killed in violent incidents.
Members of other parties, including the Left and the Congress, have also attacked the TMC for the violence in the state, which they said has been aimed at their members and sympathizers as well.
The TMC has denied the charges. Banerjee had earlier asked people to show restraint and not be involved in any form of violence.
Amid rising violence in Bengal; hundreds of BJP workers are leaving the state and entering Assam, said Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.