Kolkata: In Bhagwanpur area of East Medinipur, BJP MLA from Nandigram Subhendu Adhikari met the families of victims after TMC workers attacked BJP workers for returning farmers.
BJP workers who were apprehensive of the post-poll violence and fled, returned to their native areas following the court’s direction. However, on his arrival, he fell victim to TMC workers who beat him up, attacked him with bombs, ransacked and looted his houses.
officers went door to door and listened to people’s plight
Two days after the incident, BJP MLA from Nandigram Subhendu Adhikari along with local MLA Rabindranath Maiti met the families of the victims. The officers went from door to door and sat among the crowd to listen to their plight.
After listening to one of the women tell the list of the looted items- Rs 9 lakh cash, gold, the officer promised him that it would be by his side. They said, "I am a witness to many struggles. I’m here so don’t worry now"
Press official to keep list of victims and prepare a relief plan for compensation
Walking on the floor strewn with broken glass, he expressed his disappointment over the incident. He was greeted by the aggrieved public who showed him the destruction of their tiled roofs and broken window panels. After visiting the area and looking at the damaged houses, the officer asked one of the people accompanying him to keep a list of the victims and draw up a relief plan for compensation.
officer tells victims to be patient and strong
After listening to their intimidation complaints, the officer asked them to be patient and strong, register an FIR and assured them that everyone’s safety is his own responsibility. BJP supporters in the region are scared of a repeat of such attacks on themselves. Post-election partisan violence and brutality is a constant affair in Bengal, despite the ruling party’s claims of denial.