Governor’s address: BJP MLAs raise slogans in assembly, stage walkout

The first session of the newly constituted West Bengal assembly began on Friday

KOLKATA: West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday cut short his address in the state assembly amid constant slogan shouting by the BJP MLAs.
The BJP MLAs raised slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and walked out of the assembly to protest against the post-poll violence in the state, news agency ANI reported.
“Post-poll violence is a big issue. The fight will go on till the end,” leader of opposition Suvendu Adhikari said in a press conference after the walkout by BJP MLAs from the assembly.
The first session of the newly constituted West Bengal assembly began on Friday amid deeply entrenched fault lines between the Mamata Banerjee government and BJP over a range of issues including post-poll violence.
The business of the assembly will continue till July 8. The state budget for 2021-22 would be placed on July 7.
WB post-poll violence: Calcutta HC orders police to register all cases
Meanwhile, the Calcutta high court on Friday ordered the police to register all cases of the victims of the post-poll violence in West Bengal.
The five-judge bench while passing orders on the post-poll violence in West Bengal directed the state government to ensure medical treatment of all victims and to ensure ration for the affected even if they do not have ration cards.
West Bengal Chief Secretary has been directed to preserve all documents related to the post-poll violence.
The court also extended the National Human Rights Commission‘s (NHRC) investigation to July 13 and posted the matter for the next hearing to July 13.
Several incidents of violence have been reported at various places after the announcement of the assembly poll results on May 2, after which a four-member team deputed by the Ministry of Home Affairs also visited the post-poll violence-affected areas.

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