As the political violence continues in West Bengal, workers of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and their families in areas bordering Assam have fled to the neighbouring state to escape persecution.
Around 400 BJP workers and their families have reached Dhubri in Assam. Finance minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that people who fled the violence are being provided with shelter and food.
“In a sad development 300-400 BJP Bengal karyakartas and family members have crossed over to Dhubri in Assam after being confronted with brazen persecution and violence. We are giving shelter and food. Mamata Banerjee Didi must stop this ugly dance of demonocracy! Bengal deserves better,” said Himanta Biswa Sarma, minister in the Assam government.
The BJP workers and their dispensation has been at the receiving end of major political violence launched by alleged TMC workers. This has led to the death of at least six BJP workers and left many others injured. The properties of BJP workers and party workers have been vandalised across the state.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Tuesday (4 May) expressing deep anguish over the alarmingly worrisome law and order situation in the state.
On the other hand, the stage which was set for BJP chief J P Nadda's sit-in protest in Kolkata has reportedly been broken down by the Kolkata police.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.