Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) A day after violent clashes erupted between the Trinamool Congress and BJP workers in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas in which at least eight people from both parties were feared dead, Basirhat Lok Sabha MP Nusrat Jahan on Sunday appealed for peace.
According to the police, three political workers, including two from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and one from the Trinamool Congress were killed in the clash in Sandeshkhali’s Hatgachi area under the Basirhat parliamentary constituency on Saturday.
The BJP, however, claimed that five of their workers were shot dead while the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress alleged that three of their men have been murdered.
“The matter is being taken care of… and things are under control… we all must appeal for peace now… its not a communal affair,” Jahan, the actress turned Trinamool Congress MP said.
“I stand by humanity and secularity, I am praying for the family of the people who lost their lives irrespective of which party they belong to. Humanity comes first,” she said. She also requested everybody’s cooperation.
“I request my friends from media to cooperate with us. Basirhat is a sensitive zone but we will make sure the people there are safe and that they don’t suffer,” Jahan added.