BJP national president JP Nadda has revealed that the post-poll violence in West Bengal led to around 80,000 people abandoning their homes in the state. Nadda mentioned that various helplines were being set up to connect people, particularly the party workers, to BJP. He also claimed that the BJP will democratically take up the recent issues that emerged in the state following the Trinamool Congress’ victory in the assembly polls.
“Village after village was ransacked in Gosaba, Sandeshkhali, East Canning. People from Cooch Behar had to take refuge in neighbouring Assam. People from South 24 Parganas have suffered a double tragedy. Months ago, they were hit by Amphan and now they are facing Mamataphan,” Nadda was quoted in a report by the Times of India.
Moreover, there have been growing calls for the central government to impose the President’s rule in West Bengal in the wake of the rising violence against BJP workers. However, Nadda insisted that a constitutional procedure had to be followed for the same. Instead, he said that the party will utilize its own strength to take up the aforementioned issues.
Nadda added, “There is a procedure for that. The governor generates a report and the MHA examines it. As far as the party is concerned, we are going to take up the cause on our own strength.” Nadda toured West Bengal to meet the families of BJP workers who have been targeted by TMC goons after the election results were announced on 2nd May.
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