1 year after WB poll violence, BJP workers still afraid to return home

A year after West Bengal’s post-poll violence in the 2021 elections, BJP workers and supporters who fled their homes fearing assault by TMC members still haven’t returned home.

As per a case filed in Calcutta High Court last year by petitioner Priyanka Tibrewal, many supporters and workers of BJP had fled their houses after the results, fearing violence. The affidavit filed by Tibrewal mentions 303 such people who are out of their homes.

Political workers were allegedly targeted by opponents since the announcement of results for the Bengal Assembly. The BJP has claimed several of its party workers have been killed and over 4,000 houses ransacked in incidents of post-poll violence.