Kolkata: Blasting the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in West Bengal for the pre-election violence in the state, Dilip Ghosh, the BJP National Vice President, highlighted the recurring pattern of violence during elections in the state. Ghosh criticised the ruling party, stating that despite the violence, no efforts are made to prevent it since the party in power is allegedly involved.
Ghosh praised the Governor of West Bengal, C V Ananda Bose for his efforts in addressing the violence and mentioned that people have the opportunity to lodge their complaints through the contact numbers provided by the governor’s office.
According to a news statement released by the Governor’s office, a peace room or help room has been formed at Raj Bhavan to handle the numerous reports of criminal intimidation in the pre-election stage of Bengal. According to the news statement released on Saturday, the Peace Room will transmit the grievances to the state administration and the State Election Commissioner for necessary action.
Expressing his disapproval, Dilip Ghosh criticised the West Bengal State Election Commission for challenging the Calcutta High Court’s order to deploy Central Forces. Ghosh alleged that the state government is reluctant to conduct free and fair elections. He raised concerns about the public’s inability to reach polling booths and emphasised the importance of central forces in ensuring fair elections. Ghosh questioned how elections could be fair if the government did not want them to be.