Kolkata: Asserting that the elections in Bengal showcased a dark reality of violence and bloodshed, State BJP President Sukanta Majumdar said, “TMC’s rule of terror was on full display as even the day of result announcements couldn’t escape their grip.”
In a series of tweets last night, Majumdar said, “The recent Panchayat elections in Bengal have exposed a disturbing scene of violence and bloodshed, leaving the nation in shock. BJP workers were brutally attacked and killed, even during result announcements.”
Stating that this grim reality showcases the dark face of violence under Mamata Banerjee’s regime, Majumdar called for urgent action to restore peace and protect lives.
“Post-election violence erupts again in Bengal, spreading fear among its residents. In Barrackpore, after Panchayat election results were announced, a BJP candidate’s house was vandalised and set ablaze,” he mentioned.
Stating that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee bears responsibility for every such incident, acting as an “indirect enabler” of these violent acts, the BJP MP from Balurghat said, “Diamond Harbour, a chilling model of electoral violence and manipulation. Countless lives have been sacrificed at Diamond Harbour’s polling centers, where the bloodshed serves the sole purpose of securing TMC’s victory.”
“The Election Commission has seemingly morphed into a Pishi-Bhaipo Commission, casting a dark shadow over our democracy,” he alleged.
“The brutal treatment of women during the Panchayat elections under the female Chief Minister’s rule is utterly inhumane. She was targeted for her role as a BJP agent at the counting center, resulting in a vicious assault, clothes torn off, and being thrown out. Even her husband faced a brutal attack,” Majumdar commented.
“Those who speak loudly about democracy, where are they now?” he asked and said, “We must condemn such violence and stand for the rights and safety of women.”
Stating that the elections in Bengal showcased a dark reality of violence and bloodshed, he said, “TMC’s rule of terror was on full display as even the day of result announcements couldn’t escape their grip.”
Alleging that the ruthless murder of Anup Pailan, a candidate for Bishnupur 2 district council, highlights the dire consequences of such a blood-soaked contest, Majumdar iterated that it’s time to stand against this cycle of violence and protect the sanctity of democracy.
It may be mentioned that the ruling Trinamool Congress chalked up a sweeping victory in the three-tier Panchayat election.