The violence has rocked in various parts of West Bengal after the declaration of the poll results. It is alleged that the perpetrators in most of the cases belong to the ruling Trinamool Congress which swept the assembly elections in a most decisive manner. However, as can be seen from local news reports, the violence is not one sided, both the BJP and the TMC seem to have jumped into the field. EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE AFTER THE RESULT After the poll results got declared in West Bengal, political violence got erupted across the state on Monday, with at least eight people reported to have been killed. The BJP said that six of its workers were among those killed and that “TMC goons” attacked and vandalized several of its offices, one in Nandigram where the party’s candidate Suvendu Adhikari defeated Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Adhikari’s car was also attacked in Nandigram, the party said. By the late Monday evening, there were several social media posts by the BJP alleging attacks against its women workers. BJP leader and former MP Swapan Dasgupta tweeted about “marauding mobs seeking to take it out against BJP supporters”. The state police did not confirm the number of deaths or provide any details. The Union Home Ministry has, however, asked the state government to submit a report on the “post-poll violence targeting opposition political workers in the state. The BJP has announced a nationwide dharna on May 5. On the same day Mamata Banerjee is expected to take oath again as Chief Minister. It said that the party’s president J P Nadda will visit the state on May 4-5 “in view of the widespread post-results retributive violence unleashed on BJP workers and supporters by criminal elements in the TMC." Speaking about the violence, Banerjee appealed for peace but accused the BJP of “spreading lies using old pictures of riots that did not take place in Bengal."