Finally West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee accepted violence occurred and announces Rs 2 lakh relief for victims
Finally West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accepted that the violance occured just after the election results which caused many lives and on Thursday she announced a compensation of 2 lakh for all those who have died in post-poll violence in the state since the May 2. She said that the compensation would be given without any discrimination.
“Those who died in the post-poll violence will be given a compensation of Rs 2 lakhs each without any discrimination. 16 were killed when law and order were under the Election Commission. Half of them were from TMC and half from BJP, one was from Sanjukta Morcha,” she said.
She claimed that the BJP leaders are provoking people and she urged the saffron party to accept defeat. “BJP leaders are roaming around, they are provoking. It’s not even 24 hours of the new government, they are sending letters, teams and leaders are coming. They are actually not ready to accept the mandate. I request them to accept people’s mandate,” added Banerjee.
“I can see some central ministers are coming here to provoke riots at a time when all political activity is curbed. There are always some sporadic incidents after elections and that is why I announced no celebrations,” said Mamata Banerjee on Thursday.
14 BJP workers killed in West Bengal violence so far
BJP chief JP Nadda had yesterday alleged that at least 14 BJP workers have so far been killed in the violence in the state. Earlier in teh day, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan’s car was vandalised at Panchkuri village in West Midnapore district while he was visiting the area in connection with alleged post-poll violence on saffron party workers. Muraleedharan alleged in a tweet that the ‘TMC goons’ were behind the attack on his convoy.