Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi called him and expressed his “serious anguish and concern” over the law and order situation in the state since the results of assembly elections were declared. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Reacts After Twitter Suspends Her Account Over Her Tweet on Bengal Elections
Dhankhar tweeted, “PM called and expressed his serious anguish and concern at 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.” Also Read - BJP to Hold Nationwide Dharna on May 5 Against Widespread Violence Post Bengal Election Results
He also said the concerned authorities must act in overdrive to restore order. Also Read - Mamata Banerjee To Take Oath As Bengal CM For Third Straight Term On May 5
Earlier in the day, the West Bengal Governor directed the police and the Kolkata Commissioner to end “senseless political violence, vandalism, arson, killings and intimidation that shames democracy”.
He further stated that the Bengali diaspora across the globe has expressed concern over the alarming lawlessness in the state.
BJP leader Swapan Dasgupta has appealed to the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court to take suo moto action directing the administration to stop the wave of political recriminations in West Bengal following the assembly elections.
Violence was reported from Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar on Monday. BJP’s party office was vandalised in Nandigram.
On Sunday evening, mediapersons were assaulted by unknown miscreants in Haldia.
Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress won 213 seats in the just concluded West Bengal assembly elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party garnered 77 seats in the 294-seat state assembly. However, elections for two seats in Murshidabad are postponed due to the demise of candidates due to COVID.
(With agency inputs)