Post-poll violence in Bengal worse than Calcutta killings, Noakhali, 1984 riots: Suvendu blasts Mamata government

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Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly and BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari and family members of the victims paid tributes to the victims who lost their lives in the post-poll violence allegedly by TMC workers.

Bengal BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Wednesday attacked the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government over the issue of post-poll violence in the state.

Hitting out at the Bengal government, Suvendu Adhikari said, “The post-election violence in West Bengal has left behind the Calcutta killings, and the 1946 Noakhali (now in Bangladesh) riots and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The inaction of the government machinery during the subsequent violence is criticized, less so.”

Earlier on Tuesday, amid the Pegasus controversy, Suvendu Adhikari, a BJP MLA and Leader of Opposition in the West Bengal Assembly, was booked by the police for his remarks made during a rally in East Midnapore.

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A suo motu case was registered at Tamluk police station against East Midnapore SP Amarnath K for his remarks. The case was registered under various provisions of the National Disaster Management Act and the Official Secrets Act.

Asking the IPS officer to tread carefully, the officer had said, “Here a young boy has come as SP, Amarnath K. I know all what he is doing, I am an experienced sportsperson. I am him. I want to tell that you are a central cadre officer so do not indulge in anything for which you can be posted in Anantnag or Baramulla in Kashmir.”

“I have every call record, the phone numbers of all those who call you from the ‘nephew’ (Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee) office. If you have the state government, we have the central government,” the official said. He said this while addressing BJP workers near the SP office in Tamluk on Monday.

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