New Delhi : The Bengal pogrom is really becoming big. Now, around 400 BJP Bengal 'karyakartas' and family members under attack by Trinamool cadres have crossed over to Dhubri in Assam and have been given shelter and food by the Assam government.
"In a sad development 300-400 Bengal BJP karyakartas and family members have crossed over to Dhubri in Assam after confronted with brazen persecution and violence. We are giving shelter and food," Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.
"Mamata Banerjee, Didi must stop this ugly dance of demonocracy! Bengal deserves better," he tweeted with snaps from the spot.
Meanwhile, Left leaders have started admitting the violent activities in West Bengal.
Kakali Khetrapal, a 52-year-old CPI(M) worker from Nabagram in East Burdwan's Jamalpur was hacked to death.
Senior communist leader and CPI-M politburo member Subhashini Ali has condemned the ongoing post-poll West Bengal violence and lamented that "no justice can be expected" under the given circumstances.
"Yes TMC has won decisively but that has increased its aggression against political opponents," she tweeted.
"Our AIDWA comrade KAKOLI KSHETRAPAL was brutally murdered in her home in Jamalpur, Burdwan two days ago. Appalling. No justice can be expected. We have lost a brave woman comrade," she wrote.
Aishe Ghosh, CPI leader and President of JNU Students Union president, wrote: "TMC should at least respect people's mandate, which was given to you for working for the people of Bengal, not for unleashing violence on our people. Your party cadres are unleashing violence, attacking houses, party offices. This won't be tolerated at any cost". Ghosh was the CPI candidate from Jamuria assembly constituency.
CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury also tweeted: "Are these reports of gruesome violence in Bengal TMC’s ‘victory celebrations’? Condemnable. Will be resisted and rebuffed. Instead of focusing on combating the pandemic TMC unleashes such mayhem. CPI(M), as always, will be with the people to protect, assist, providing relief".
In a tweet, CPI(M) West Bengal unit says, "Comrade Kakali Khetrapal, a 52-year-old CPI(M) worker from Nabagram in East Burdwan's Jamalpur was hacked to death on Sunday. Trinamool members, celebrating their election victory, allegedly entered her home while she was cooking and attacked her with a sharp weapon".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke to West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and took stock of the situation after post-poll violence and sporadic violence has claimed lives of about nine workers and left several injured including women.
Sources said Mr Modi spoke to the Governor amid reports that the Additional Chief Secretary, Home in West Bengal did not submit any report to the Governor yet on the post-poll violence as sought by him.
"Cannot figure out why ACS Home has not forwarded to me these when violence continues unabated and there are concerns over it in Country and even outside," the Governor wrote in a series of tweets.
BJP spokesman Sambit Patra accused that the violence was state sponsored and that Mamata Banerjee was only instigating these incidents by remarks that the Trinamool workers were tortured by the BJP and the Election Commission during the just concluded election process.
"Yeh prayojit hinsa hae. Sahayog nahi, prayog hae", said Samit Patra.
"The way women are being dragged out of their homes and being assaulted and made half-naked, these cannot be accepted in any civilised state, society and organisation," Patra told journalists in a virtual conference.