West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi
West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi

WB Governor expresses concern over violence in state

ANI | Updated: Jun 09, 2019 20:52 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Jun 9 (ANI): West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has expressed concern over the violent clashes between BJP and TMC workers in the state, Press Secretary to Governor Manab Bandyopdhyay said on Sunday.
"Governor Tripathi is sad at the unfortunate loss of lives and properties of citizens. He extends his heartfelt sympathy for families of the deceased. He appeals to all to see to it that no violent incidents take place, and peace and harmony prevail in the state," Bandyopdhyay said.
The clash between the two factions was triggered by the removal of BJP's flag in Sandeshkhali Assembly constituency of North 24 Parganas on Saturday.
BJP leader Mukul Roy has alleged that four workers of his party were shot dead by the members of TMC.
The state's ruling party, on the other hand, has alleged that a member of their party has also died in the clashes.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has sought a report from the state government on the incidents of violence, said sources. (ANI)