Kolkata: If winter comes, can spring be far behind? This was the refrain from West Bengal Governor C V Ananda Bose on Tuesday on his return to the city after meeting Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on Monday.
Bose told the media persons that there will be a relentless fight against the wrong-doers
and those indulging in violence across the state.
Bose stated, ” The darkest hour is just before dawn. There will be light at the end of the tunnel. The only message I could get today (Monday) is that if winter comes, can spring be far behind ?
Good things will happen in the days to come. ”
The Governor said, ” There will be a relentless fight against growing violence in West Bengal. ”
” Those who are committing violence in the field will be made to curse the day they are born. All authorities will come down with a heavy hand on the goons and lawbreakers, ” he firmly stated.
Soon after coming out from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport at Dum Dum, he was driven to the trouble-torn Bhangar spoke to the local people to assess the ground reality.
Bhangar has been sitting on the boil for several months, especially after the announcement of the three-tier Panchayat election in the early second week of June last.
He said there were elements, who have been instigating for indulging violence across the state.
Bose said he would visit several places to see the situation himself on Tuesday when counting was in progress in many centres.
The Governor on Sunday flew to the national capital to call the Union Minister after Saturday’s violence-stained poll in which at least 15 people died across the state.
The killing and fighting began immediately after the single-phase poll was announced by SEC Rajiva Sinha, former state chief secretary, a day after he was appointed the state poll chief.
So far about 38 people have died in violence, of whom the ruling TMC bore the brunt.
The border districts of Murshidabad and Cooch Behar were the epicenters of violence.