Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) national president JP Nadda will arrive in West Bengal today on a two-day visit amid widespread violence unleashed allegedly by the Trinamool Congress workers. According to the saffron party's claim, nine workers have lost their lives in violence following the declaration of the Assembly polls results.
He will meet the BJP workers and their families affected by the violence and will hold protests.
"BJP National President Shri @JPNadda will be visiting West Bengal on 4-5May, in view of the wide spread post results retributive violence unleashed on BJP workers and supporters by criminal elements in the TMC cadre. He will be visiting families of the affected karyakartas," the BJP said in a tweet.
The party has also announced to hold a nationwide dharna on May 5 while following all Covid protocols across all organisational mandals of the party. The party will organise protests against the alleged atrocities on party workers by the TMC.
"The BJP has announced a nationwide dharna on 5th May against the widespread violence unleashed by TMC workers post the election results in West Bengal. This protest will be held following all Covid protocols across all organisational mandals of the BJP," the party tweeted.
"Within 24 hours of election results, many BJP workers have been murdered. Many workers are seriously injured. The house and shops of many party workers have also been burnt. After Mamata Banerjee's defeat and Trinamool Congress' victory in the election results yesterday, the TMC hooligans started celebrating the victory with violence and blood. BJP condemns this," a statement from the BJP said.
Meanwhile, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has alleged that 15-20 TMC workers attacked ABVP activists in Kolkata office and engaged in an altercation. Besides, the TMC workers also vandalised the outfit's office.
"Mamata Banerjee's defeat in Nandigram had made the TMC cadres very resentful of those responsible for her loss and that such 'traitors' would not be allowed to live in Bengal for long," the ABVP said.