West Bengal governor urges Mamata to stop post-poll violence

Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Against the backdrop of widespread allegations of post-poll violence, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Monday urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to enforce law and order strictly to stop such attacks.

“The governor has sent a letter to the chief minister, West Bengal, today urging that the law and order enforcing mechanism in the state be suitably instructed to take prompt and strict action irrespective of political affiliation to deter such attacks,” said a media statement from the governor’s office.

A group of state Bhartiya Janata Party leaders and a combined delegation of the Left Front and the Congress met Tripathi and handed over memoranda alleging widespread post-poll violence targeting their respective members.

“The governor also has reports showing attacks on Trinamool Congress activists and damage to their properties,” the statement said.

He appealed to all sections of the society and political parties not to take recourse to violence and take part in the democratic process peacefully.

–IANS

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