West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed that eight people from her party have been killed so far in post-poll violence in the state and accused Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi of misquoting the number of deceased.
Banerjee claimed eight of the 10 people killed in West Bengal belonged to her party Trinamool Congress while two were from the BJP.
“Yesterday the Governor said 12 people have died in Bengal in post-poll violence. He made a political statement while talking to the national media. In reality 10 people have been killed so far. Eight of them belong to our party,” Banerjee said at the unveiling event of a bust of Bengali social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar in Kolkata.