The Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) on Monday said it has sought a report from the West Bengal government over incidents of “post-election violence against opposition political workers” in the state.
“MHA has asked West Bengal government for a report on the post-election violence targeting opposition political workers in the state,” it said in a tweet.
The tweet came amid reports of attacks on political workers after chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) swept back to power in the state on Sunday.
Earlier, West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar summoned the state’s director general of police (DGP) over the “alarming” law and order situation. “Have been constrained to urgently summon DG @WBPolice in the wake of alarming law and order in the State,” Dhankhar tweeted.
Dilip Ghosh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state chief, claimed nine of their workers had lost their lives within 24 hours of the post-election violence.