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Governor urges Mamata to stop post-poll violence

 Agencies |  2016-05-24 01:08:52.0  |  Kolkata

Against the backdrop of widespread allegations of post-poll violence, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Monday urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to enforce law and order strictly to stop such attacks.

“The governor has sent a letter to the chief minister, West Bengal, today urging that the law and order enforcing mechanism in the state be suitably instructed to take prompt and strict action irrespective of political affiliation to deter such attacks,” said a media statement from the governor’s 
office.

A group of state Bhartiya Janata Party leaders and a combined delegation of the Left Front and the Congress met Tripathi and handed over memoranda alleging widespread post-poll violence targeting their respective members. “The governor also has reports showing attacks on Trinamool Congress activists and damage to their properties,” the statement said.

Earlier,  Mamata Banerjee instructed police to take steps to curb post  poll violence. The district magistrates and superintendents of  police have also been asked to take  up the matter seriously. 

She has also her party MLAs and workers to maintain cool and not to take revenge against the workers of opposition parties.  It can be recalled that on 19 May when election results were out Banerjee  had asked all the MLAs  who had come to see her to go to their respective areas and work to maintain peace. 

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