Bengal Governor writes to Mamata over post-poll violence
Kolkata, May 23: As post-poll violence continued across West Bengal, state Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Monday wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, asking her to take prompt and strict action to check such incidents.
"In the letter Tripathi said law and order enforcing mechanism in the state should be suitably instructed to take prompt and strict action irrespective of political affiliation to deter such attacks," a statement issued from the Raj Bhawan said.
The Governor also appealed to "all sections of society and political parties not to take recourse to violence and take part in the democratic process peacefully," the statement read.
Tripathi has also reports on attacks on Trinamool Congress activists, the statement said. The Left Front and the Congress today unitedly paid a visit to the Governor and submitted a memorandum over the post poll-violence across the state.
A team of state BJP leaders, including party president Dilip Ghosh, had also met the Governor on Saturday and submitted a memorandum regarding post-poll violence in the state.