While the country battles with the lethal Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the country is astonished by the everyday rising cases of violence against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in the aftermath of the just concluded West Bengal Assembly Elections. A number of videos shot by bystanders appeared on social media platforms showing mob lynching, looting, outraging modesty of women, torching BJP offices & houses of BJP activists.
The BJP National President reached West Bengal on Tuesday, May 4 to meet the families of those affected by the brazen attack allegedly by Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) unruly supporters. The BJP national president shared some glimpses of his meeting with several families of attacked BJP workers. Nadda was seen consoling the morale of the families of the victims’ of Bengal Violence.
“Met victim families of our Karyakartas who were targeted by the TMC post election in Gopalpur, West Bengal. In independent India, this much intolerance is unprecedented till date. I want to assure our Karyakartas of West Bengal that crores of BJP workers are with them.” said Nadda in his tweet on Tuesday. “Our Karyakartas have suffered tremendous violence carried out by TMC in Pratapnagar, Sonarpur, West Bengal. Intolerance thy name is Mamta. We will put all these things in front of the people & provide justice to every Karyakarta in a fair manner.” added the BJP National President in his subsequent tweet.
Our Karyakartas have suffered tremendous violence carried out by TMC in Pratapnagar, Sonarpur, West Bengal. Intolerance thy name is Mamta. We will put all these things in front of the people & provide justice to every Karyakarta in a fair manner.
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) May 4, 2021
While the BJP assured of handling this matter in a “democratic manner”, there were many who sought action rather than words from BJP. We bring you some notable tweets from Twitterities who sought immediate action against Mamata Banerjee led TMC Government in West Bengal.
Which Justice are you talking about @JPNadda ?
For You and BJP, Justice is only _कड़ी निंदा & Filing FIR that's it
ये लो जी हो गया न्याय
— Rishabh भारतीय 🇮🇳 (@11__rishabh__11) May 4, 2021
Another Twitterite recollected the action by former prime minister Indira Gandhi’s action of invoking Article 356 of Indian Constitution to impose president rule in the states during her reign as Prime Minister.
Indira Gandhi dismissed 42 govts. Request Modiji to dismiss one govt, WB govt & impose President rule for 6 months so that so many lives can be saved. Deploy army in effected areas. Don't be like a Gandhi & do Dandi March. Don't go for Dharna at Covid time. Punish d culprits
— Sidhant Agarwal (@Sid4BJP) May 4, 2021
Then came some serious questions to BJP leadership.
What do you mean by "We will put all these things in front of people"? Election is over. Can you spell out how you will provide justice to every karyakarta? What have you done in the last 2 years when 130+ workers were killed? Can you ensure no more workers will be killed? How?🤐
— Sudhir (@sudhirkamathgm) May 4, 2021
You are not taking matter seriously. What is the use of giving vote to BJP.. to remain in center?
If you and BJP goverment not take any action it will impact you badly…in future..
— Vivek Pandey (@vpandey_88) May 4, 2021
A party which cannot save its people getting killed in violence and what not and continuing for padt 3 days. What can you expect from such party. Dont vote such party. Let them loose UP and then 2024. No use of majority in LS. @OfficeofJPNadda
— Raju B ರಾಜು (@rajub99) May 4, 2021
Naddaji, your rhetoric won’t serve purpose.BJP leaders are making statements, accusing TMC and people are being killed, looted and Raped every day. If you don’t take action, forget chances of retaining power in 2024, Modiji shall have to step aside,handover PMO to Yogi🇮🇳@PMOIndia
— Rajeev N Ghuwalewala🇮🇳 (@RNGHUWALEWALA) May 4, 2021
On Tuesday, a petition was admitted in Supreme Court which seeks invoking of Article 356 in West Bengal which advocates for imposition of President Rule in West Bengal due to deteriorating “law and order situation”. The major section of the country is demanding imposition of President Rule in West Bengal as TMC allegedly carried out torturous violence on those opposing their ideology. The nation looks up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Supreme Court to impose President Rule in the violence witnessing West Bengal.