Soon after the West Bengal Assembly Elections Result 2021 were announced with TMC winning with the majority, violence broke out in West Bengal. And just a day later when Mamta Banerjee’s government recieved a warning from the Centre regarding the post-poll violence in West Bengal, a team of four members from the Union Home Ministry was sent to Bengal, to probe into the situation.
Asking for a detailed report, the Home Ministry directed the Bengal government to implement necessary measures that refrain from such incidents “without any loss of time”. While the violent attacks started soon after the election results were announced on Sunday, involving Trinamool Congress and the BJP, thereby blaming each other.
While a second letter to the West Bengal government was sent on Wednesday by the Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla as a warning cum reminder to send the report stating the details on the post-poll violence on 3rd May 2021.
Moreover, the top home ministry officials interrogated the West Bengal Chief Secretary on why not adequate measures have been taken to stop the violence yet. While the Governor of West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankar governor also stated that immediate action must be taken to stop the violent attacks.
While CM Mamta Banerjee after her Oath ceremony stated that her priority now would be to curb the Covid-19 cases in the state, followed by the law and order. Mamta also blamed BJP for initiating the violence stating the reason, as their failure in the elections. While various BJP leaders have accused TMC workers of killing their members and setting their homes ablaze.