Central team visits Bengal to assess situation

Wednesday 12th May 2021 08:05 EDT

Amid charges and counter-charge, a four-member team of the Union home ministry visited Bengal last week to assess the situation in the state amid allegations of post-poll violence. The visit came three days after a home ministry letter to the state government inquiring about the law and order situation failed to elicit any response. The team called on state chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay to know about steps taken to control the post-poll violence. A BJP delegation, led by state unit president Dilip Ghosh and Nandigram MLA Suvendu Adhikari, later met the MHA team to present its account of the situation in Bengal. Bengal police, meanwhile, have got more than 500 fake posts deleted from social media of “post-poll violence in Bengal” and “Hindu genocide in Bengal.” Among images sought to be passed off as “Bengal violence” are old photos from Brazil, Venezuela and Bangladesh.

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