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BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty finally breaks silence over West Bengal violence, says 'Bengal is burning'

DNA Wednesday, 5 May 2021 ()
Actor-turned-politician Mithun Chakraborty on Tueday (May 5) appealed to people to stop violence which erupted after the victory of TMC in West Bengal Assembly election on May 2.
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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar cast his vote in the eighth phase of assembly polls. The governor was accompanied by his wife Sudesh Dhankhar who also cast her vote. Dhankhar and his wife voted at a polling station in Chowringhee in Kolkata. BJP's Mithun Chakraborty also cast his vote in the eighth phase of Bengal Assembly polls. The actor-turned-leader voted at a polling booth in Kashipur-Belgachia of North Kolkata. Congratulating the security personnel, Mithun said he never voted so peacefully before. Meanwhile, BJP chief JP Nadda urged Bengal voters to cast their votes while following Covid norms. Voting is underway at 35 constituencies in four districts of West Bengal. As many as 283 candidates are in the fray in the last phase of the Assembly elections. The counting of votes for Bengal polls will take place on May 2.

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After Mamata Banerjee-led TMC's grand victory in the West Bengal state Assembly elections, several photos and videos depicting violence of BJP workers by TMC cadres surfaced on social media and created uproar. New stories of violence come into limelight daily, therefore, a 4-member Union Home Ministry team arrived at Kolkata airport to analyse ground situation of West Bengal post poll violence.

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