Updated: May 6, 2021 4:36:06 am
While Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee took oath as Chief Minister for the third time, BJP president JP Nadda on Wednesday administered an oath to the party’s MLAs to “dismantle political violence in Bengal”.
Nadda also participated in a sit-in at the BJP office in the city’s Hastings area against the rising incidents of violence since the results were declared on May 2. The BJP has accused the TMC of targetting its workers and killing at least nine. On Wednesday, the party alleged that a worker named Arup Ruidas was killed and hanged from a tree by “TMC goons” in Bankura district. Three TMC workers and one Indian Secular Front (ISF) activist have also been killed in the post-poll violence.
Addressing BJP workers, Nadda said, “Those who were supposed to give protection to others are responsible for this violence. They can take oath as everyone has the right to do that in a democracy. But we also take an oath that we will dismantle political violence in Bengal.”
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