TMC Delegation led by State Minister Firhad Hakim visits Violence-hit Bhatpara to take stock of Situation

A Delegation of the West Bengal ruling Trinamool Congress visited violence-hit North 24 Parganas’ Bhatpara to take stock of the situation. The TMC delegation comprising Subrata Mukhopadhyay, State Food Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick, State Science and Technology Minister Bratya Basu, Purnendu Basu, Chandrima Bhattacharya, state Fire Minister Sujit Bose, and Nirmal Ghosh.

The Delegation was led by Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Firhad Hakim.

Speaking to media after meeting the family of the person who was killed in the violence, Firhad Hakim said, ‘State government has given 2.5 lakh compensation to families of those who were killed during the violence. We will also provide job to the kin of those killed’.

Earlier, a three-member delegation of the BJP had visited Bhatpara on June 22 following the violent clashes between BJP and the TMC. Under heavy security cover, the delegation visited the area and took stock of the situation.

Later, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delegation led by MP SS Ahluwalia and comprising Satya Pal Singh, Vishnu Dayal Ram, on Tuesday submitted its report to Union Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah on the alleged killing of BJP workers and violence in West Bengal’s Bhatpara.

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This comes on the backdrop of a violent clash between the workers of state ruling TMC and centre ruling BJP on June 20. The clash allegedly claimed the lives of two BJP workers. The Bhatpara comes under the Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency.

As alleged, bombs were hurled at each other during the violent clash that erupted between the workers of both the parties. Police had imposed Section 144 of CrPC in Bhatpara and Jagatdal police station areas.

Both Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party have blamed each other for the violence. The national polls also saw massive incidents of violence and clashes between TMC and BJP across the state.