“The party has a presence across states and every karyakarta (worker) will speak out against what is happening in Bengal. The party and its supporters are ideological and the sanatanis have voted for the party….we will not face this lying down,” Adhikari said, claiming that 45 BJP workers had lost their lives in the violence.
He said PM Modi was aware of the situation in West Bengal and had a 45-minute conversation with him.
The BJP has decided to launch a state-wide agitation from June 23 to protest against the post-poll violence in West Bengal.
Adhikari termed it “communal violence” although a majority of the FIRs lodged have Hindus as accused, and claimed that it was “mainly Rohingyas and Bangladeshis” who were attacking the Hindus. He also said the BJP had managed to get 20% of the anti-incumbency votes. The upcoming moves by Bengal BJP, he said, were to “make the TMC understand that it has to follow rules of the land”.