Amidst the crucial situation of post-poll violence in the state of West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that no victory march of the saffron party would be allowed in the state henceforth. She also asked the police to take strong action against the violators.
Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of inciting violence in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee said,
"I have information that the BJP has created disturbances in Hooghly, Bankura, Purulia and Midnapore districts in the name of victory marches. There won't be any more victory march from now onwards," Banerjee said during her visit to a slain Trinamool leader's house in Nimta in North 24 Parganas district.
The West Bengal Chief Minister also added that there should not be any more victory march in the state as more than 10 ten days have passed since the announcement of the Lok Sabha election results.
"I have instructed the police that there should be no more victory rallies. Enough is enough. Results were declared on May 23 and 3 days prior the press declared the exit polls. What is the date today? June 6, so its almost 10-12 days since the results. So why should the victory continue? No victory celebration will take place. And no one should participate in these celebrations. Stop. And if some leaders take part, I have told the police to take action legally lawfully and strongly, so that the situation doesn't deteriorate."
Banerjee was speaking to the media after in Nimta. Police in Nimta arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of TMC leader Nirmal Kundu, who was shot dead on Tuesday by three bike-borne assailants in North Kolkata's Dum Dum area. Kundu was a TMC president of Ward 6 of North Dum Dum municipality area under Nimta Police station. He was shot dead by three-bike borne miscreants.
Meanwhile, in a major twist, reports by news agency ANI confirmed that Mamata Banerjee has roped in election strategist Prashant Kishor for the upcoming assembly elections in the state to work against the BJP, while Kishor is the vice-president of JD(U), an NDA ally in Bihar. Banerjee has also called for an internal meeting at TMC Bhawan at 3 PM on Friday.