Reign of terror in WB – BJP workers forced to issue public apologies

TMC (Trinamool Congress) workers who joined the  BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) before elections in West Bengal’s Birbhum district have supposedly issued a public apology for joining the saffron party while expressing a desire to rejoin the Mamata Banerjee party which retained power in the state.

An India Today report in this regard states:

Marching into their village’s local market on Tuesday, the BJP cadres announced that they now wish to join TMC. One BJP worker, who led the march of party supporters, was seen addressing the locals over a microphone. “We have made a mistake by joining the BJP, we maligned the local panchayat falsely. Now we want to work with the TMC,” the party worker announced.

BJP’s Birbhum District President Dhruba Saha stated that it was fear that made the BJP workers issue such an apology, He noted that ground-level workers were living in fear that has forced them to issue such a message. He added that people’s democratic rights were being taken away as they couldn’t freely support any party in view of the post-poll terror unleashed by TMC.

Not just ground workers but turncoat TMC leaders who had been denied party tickets and had joined the BJP before the Bengal assembly polls have expressed similar sentiments. Dipendu Biswas and Sonali Guha are two such prominent faces who have even written apology letters to Mamata Banerjee asking her to forgive them.

Such forced apologies aren’t limited to Birbhum alone but available information on social media suggests BJP leaders are being made to apologize in every small town of Bengal. Mukul Roy who rejoined TMC sums up the situation when he says “I have joined TMC today. In the present circumstances, no one will stay in Bharatiya Janata Party“.

It is essential to make note of his choice of words. The terror unleashed on 2 May by TMC in the form of rapes and murders of BJP workers and supporters that is going on unabated to date appears to have worked in instilling fear among the cadres.

(Featured Image Source: Zee News)


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