West Bengal Governor To Visit Violence Hit Areas, Says Its End Of Democracy If Vote Leads To Death

Swarajya Staff

May 10, 2021, 04:42 PM | Updated 04:42 PM IST

Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (Picture via Twitter)
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (Picture via Twitter)

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar Monday (10 May) expressed concerns over the situation arising out of post-poll violence in the state and said he would soon be visiting the affected areas according to a report in Times of India.

"The situation that arose out of post-poll violence is worrisome. I will be visiting the violence-hit areas in the state," Dhankhar told the reporters.

He said that people are being made to pay with their lives for exercising their franchise.

"If your vote becomes a cause of your death or property destruction, if it leads to arson, then that signals the end of democracy," he said.

The Governor also told the reporters that the state administration has not yet responded to his request for necessary arrangements before his visit to the affected areas.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee recently said at least 16 people had lost their lives in post-poll violence. She also announced, "Rs 2 lakh compensation will be given to each of the victims, irrespective of their political colour." on Thursday(6 May).

Last week Tuesday(3 May), Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed that 300-400 BJP workers and their family members have fled their homes in West Bengal amid post-poll violence in the neighbouring state and shared photographs from the camps.

He also urged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to stop "this ugly dance of demonocracy".

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