Amid Bengal violence, Governor Tripathi briefs PM, Shah on 'ground situation'
New Delhi, June 10: Amid post-poll violence in West Bengal, Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the ground situation in the state
This is for the first time Tripathi met the prime minister and the home minister after the Lok Sabha elections.
"I have apprised the prime minister and the home minister about the situation in West Bengal. I can't disclose details," he told reporters here after meeting Shah. Asked about the possibility of imposition of President's rule in West Bengal, he said there was no such discussion during his meetings.
Incidentally, the meeting comes in the backdrop of post- poll violence in the Sandeshkhali area of North 24 Parganas, which saw the death of several people on Saturday evening. While police claim two BJP workers and one of the Trinamool Congress died in political clashes, the BJP leadership here has claimed that four of its workers were killed.
The BJP has called a 12-hour bandh in Basirhat on Monday and decided to observe "Black Day" throughout the state, party sources said. On Wednesday, the BJP will march to the Kolkata Police headquarters of Lalbazar to protest against the violence in Sandeshkhali, they said.
The Union home ministry on Saturday night had sought a report from the Bengal government on the violence in Basirhat after BJP national executive member Mukul Roy informed Home Minister Amit Shah about the clashes.
Stating that there were a few "stray post-poll clashes" in West Bengal, the Mamata Banerjee government on Sunday claimed that the situation in the state was "under control" in a letter to the Centre. The Centre had issued an advisory after four people died in violence between workers of the Trinamool Congress and the BJP.