BJP to protest Bengal 'post-poll violence' with dharna in Delhi
The BJP will stage a dharna at Rajghat in Delhi on Wednesday to protest alleged incidents of post-poll violence in West Bengal, the party's state spokesperson, Shamik Bhattacharya, said. The saffron camp has claimed that 38 of its workers were killed in Bengal since the TMC, led by Mamata Banerjee, came to power for the third consecutive time on May 2.
Incidentally, TMC observes July 21 as 'Martyrs Day' every year
Incidentally, the TMC observes July 21 as "Martyrs Day" every year in the memory of 13 Youth Congress workers who were killed in police firing in 1993. The ruling party in the state has repeatedly rebuffed allegations of post-poll violence and said that the BJP was trying to malign its image after having lost the elections.
WB BJP President will stage a sit-in at Rajghat: Bhattacharya
Bhattacharya told reporters on Tuesday that West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh, also an MP, will stage a sit-in at Rajghat along with other party functionaries. "Tomorrow, the party will pay homage to the martyrs who were killed during post-poll violence in West Bengal. Ghosh will helm the protest in Delhi, while activists in Bengal will hold similar agitations across the state," he said.
NHRC findings on post-poll violence laid bare the truth: Bhattacharya
The BJP leader further alleged that "20,000 workers of his party have been rendered homeless by TMC men." He welcomed the recent NHRC (National Human Rights Commission of India) findings on post-poll violence, stating that it has laid bare the "true picture."
WB situation is manifestation of 'law of the ruler': NHRC
An NHRC panel, in its report placed before the Calcutta High Court, has said that the situation prevailing in West Bengal is a manifestation of "law of the ruler" and not the "rule of law." It recommended a CBI probe into the cases of rape and murder. The TMC dismissed the NHRC report, saying that it was prepared at the behest of the BJP.