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Bengal governor convenes all-party meet in wake of post-poll violence

Tripathi has sent a letter to all prominent political parties in Bengal, urging them to attend the all-party meet at 4 pm at Raj Bhavan, sources in the Raj Bhavan said.

india Updated: Jun 12, 2019 17:05 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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Kolkata Police uses water cannons and tear gas during the Lalbazar March (police Head Quarter)by BJP in Kolkata on Wednesday. (Samir Jana/HT Photo)

West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi has convened a meeting of major political parties on Thursday in view of the ongoing post-poll violence in the state, sources in the Raj Bhavan said.

Tripathi has sent a letter to all prominent political parties in Bengal, urging them to attend the all-party meet at 4 pm at Raj Bhavan, they said.

Welcoming the move, West Bengal BJP unit president Dilip Ghosh said the state government should have taken the initiative.

“We welcome the decision. We have received Tripathi’s letter. We would be attending tomorrow’s meeting,” he told PTI.

The Trinamool Congress leadership, however, said it was yet to receive any letter.

“Once we receive the letter, we would take a call on it,” said a senior TMC leader.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. )

First Published: Jun 12, 2019 17:05 IST