Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda said on Tuesday that violence erupting in West Bengal after assembly elections were reminiscent of atrocities committed during India’s partition, while addressing party workers in the state to fight the violence in a democratic manner, reported PTI.
The BJP All India President, touring West Bengal in his two-day visit, said that workers across India have expressed their solidarity with the party members in the state, as the latter continue to face attacks.
"We are committed to democratically fight this ideological battle and the activities of the TMC, which is full of intolerance. I had heard of the immense atrocities committed during the Partition, but I have never seen such post-poll violence that is occurring in West Bengal after the declaration of election results (on May 2)," Nadda was quoted by PTI as saying.
He also said he will be visiting the residences of BJP workers killed in post-election violence in the district of South 24 Parganas, while noting that the party’s workers from all over India were with them.
So far, the BJP has claimed that six of its workers and supporters, including a woman, were killed in the aftermath of assembly elections that concluded through counting of votes on May 2.