BJP MP Dilip Ghosh and MLA for Nandigam Suvendu Adhikary come out after assembly with the Home Ministry crew to probe the submit ballot violence on the BSF workplace in Kolkata on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
NEW DELHI: The Union residence ministry has authorised ‘X class‘ safety cowl for all of the 77 newly-elected BJP MLAs in West Bengal. The resolution was taken in view of the alleged post-poll violence focused at members and employees of opposition within the state.
Sources within the ministry informed TOI that MHA had determined to grant ‘X’ safety to all of the BJP MLAs to make sure their security always. With the BJP alleging that the state administration and police weren’t doing sufficient to curb cases of post-poll violence, and given the heightened risk notion of BJP MLAs, the house ministry deemed it essential to increase Central safety to the BJP MLAs.
Meanwhile, the sources additionally mentioned different BJP candidates who had been defeated in these polls would proceed to have Central safety prolonged to them in the course of the elections, till not less than May 15. After that, a name can be taken on extending their safety additional, on a case-to-case foundation.
Meanwhile, the house ministry is but to obtain the West Bengal authorities’s report on alleged post-poll violence within the state and the actions taken to convey it underneath management. It has been almost every week since MHA referred to as for the report, adopted by a reminder on May 5.
The residence ministry had additionally requested the West Bengal governor for his report on the legislation and order scenario within the state, aside from sending a crew of senior officers there final week to evaluate the scenario on the bottom.