Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress came to power for the third time after defeating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP in the West Bengal Assembly elections. 148 seats were needed to come to power. However, the Trinamool has won more than 210 seats.
Meanwhile, after the announcement of the election results, West Bengal has become a battlefield. Eleven political activists have been reported killed in clashes in the past two days. There were also incidents of arson and looting.
BJP All India President Jagat Pratap Nadda is coming to West Bengal on Tuesday (April 4) to see the situation first hand. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar summoned the state Home Secretary, Director General of Police and the Commissioner of Police of Kolkata for a meeting at Raj Bhavan. Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee has appealed to the people to restrain everyone.
The BJP said six of its workers were killed in the Trinamool attack. The Trinamool, on the other hand, claims that four of their cadres were killed in the BJP attack. An activist of the Indian Secular Front (ISF) led by Nowshad Siddiqui was killed in Deganga of North 24 Parganas.
Source: India Today