Violence in Bengal: BJP announces 'nationwide dharna' on May 5

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New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday announced that they will be holding a nationwide dharna against the violence allegedly done by TMC workers in Bengal after the latter won the elections on Sunday.

"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 posted on its official Twitter handle.

The party further announced that BJP national president JP Nadda will be going on a two-day visit to Bengal on May 4 and 5, in view of the "widespread post results retributive violence unleashed on BJP workers and supporters by criminal elements in the TMC cadre."

On May 5, TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee will be taking oath as the Chief Minister of the state.

Amit Malviya, the BJP’s IT cell chief and its West Bengal co-in charge, tweeted, “The BJP now has 18 MPs and 77 MLAs in West Bengal. We will respond in adequate measure within the constitutional framework. National President’s visit reaffirms the party’s unwavering commitment towards our karyakartas at a crucial time like this.”

The Centre has asked West Bengal government to officially file a complaint against the violence that erupted after the assembly elections.