Apprised PM, Home Minister on situation in West Bengal: Governor

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi said he has apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah about the prevailing situation in the state, where post poll violence has claimed nearly a dozen life so far.

This is for the first time Tripathi met the prime minister and the home minister after the Lok Sabha elections.

"I have apprised the prime minister and the home minister about the situation in West Bengal. I can't disclose details," he told reporters after meeting Shah.

Asked about the possibility of imposition of President's rule in West Bengal, he said there was no such discussion during his meetings.

The governor's visit to the national capital came amidst a verbal war between the Centre and the West Bengal government on the issue of post-poll violence in the state.

On Sunday, in an advisory, the Home Ministry had expressed 'deep concern' over continuing violence in West Bengal, saying the "unabated violence" even after the Lok Sabha polls appears to be a failure on part of the state government.

"The unabated violence over the past weeks appears to be a failure on the part of the law enforcement machinery of the state to maintain the rule of law and inspire confidence among people," the advisory said.

(with news agency inputs)