Around 400 BJP functionaries and their family members fled from West Bengal to Assam following the post-poll violence in Bengal, senior BJP leader and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed on May 4.

Sarma, who is the convener of the BJP-led anti-Congress alliance of regional parties – North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) – said in a tweet: “In a sad development, 300-400 Bengal karyakartas (functionaries) and their family members have crossed over to Dhubri in Assam after being confronted with brazen persecution and violence. We’re giving shelter and food.”

“Didi must stop this ugly dance of demonocracy,” Sarma said, tagging @MamataOfficial in his tweet.


Sources in Assam Police also said that a few hundred men, women and children took shelter in western Assam’s Dhubri district, who are being given food and shelter by the local people and the district administration.

In Agartala, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that the BJP would organise protests on May 5-6 across the country against the post-poll violence in Trinamool-ruled West Bengal.

Deb, also a former state president of BJP, claimed that at least six partymen were murdered and scores were injured in the post-poll violence in Bengal.

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