Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Senior Advocate Gaurav Bhatia has approached the Supreme Court seeking enquiry by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the instances of violence, murder and rapes that have been reported from West Bengal after the election results were declared.
Bhatia in his petition said that violence has been orchestrated by the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) against those people who voted for other parties in the 2021 Assembly elections.
The BJP leader cited the “murder of one Avijit Sarkar” in Kolkata stating that it was a “proof enough to highlight as to how there is a great dance of democracy that is currently underway in West Bengal under the protection of TMC.”
“Sarkar in a video uploaded on Facebook moments before his death highlighted how the TMC workers not only ransacked his house and NGO, but also mercilessly killed voiceless puppies. Sarkar specifically blamed TMC leaders for the attack and eventual death,” the plea said.
Apart from the CBI probe, the plea also sought directions to State of West Bengal to file a detailed status report with respect to the FIRs registered, arrests made and steps taken by it against the perpetrators of the crimes.
The BJP leader stated that “it was clear that TMC has been exercising undue influence over the police and other enforcement agencies in as much as no FIRs have been registered against alleged party worker for their acts.”
“Present incidents have a direct bearing to the issues raised in the captioned writ petition pertaining to prevalent violence in the state of West Bengal. As per media reports this violence is directly sponsored by ruling party through its workers who are seeking revenge against the citizenry of the state which has exercises it’s democratic right of voting for a party other than TMC,” it was submitted.
TMC, Bhatia alleged, has dehumanized the political opponents, specifically targeting the BJP and its members and workers by branding them as fascists and bigots.