Burdwan: A BJP booth level leader was shot dead and a party worker seriously injured when unidentified miscreants attacked them in West Bengal’s Paschim Burdwan district, police said Monday.
The BJP booth level president, Sandip Ghosh and party worker, Jaidip Banerjee, were returning home after attending a meeting when they were attacked by the miscreants at Malandighi Saraswatigunj area of the district on Sunday night, they said.
Banerjee has been admitted to a private hospital in Durgapur, they said.
Bijay Ghosh, the father of the deceased, said his son had told him that he was going to attend a picnic.
The BJP alleged that Ghosh was killed by TMC goons.
Sandip Ghosh, Booth president of Asansol-Durgapur was brutally shot dead by @aitcofficial goon Mafia Saiful yesterday night.
— BJP Bengal (@BJP4Bengal) December 10, 2018
Sandip Ghosh, youth and BJP worker from Asansol-Durgapur brutally murdered by @Mamataofficial goons. There is no democracy in West Bengal.
Time has come for Central government to intervene immediately. pic.twitter.com/UkSBni4Vrm
— Mukul Roy (@MukulR_Official) December 10, 2018
Denying the allegations, a Trinamool Congress district leader said that BJP’s internal party rivalry was responsible for Ghosh’s death.
The injured man injured in the attack is Jaidip Banerjee — a BJP worker who has since been moved to a private hospital in Durgapur.
Sirf News has been on the forefront bringing to the country reports of violence-ridden Bengal for years. While it has arguably been the most violent state in the country since the late 1960s’ era of Naxalism, two of the three subsequent decades saw many a Congress worker butchered by CPI(M) henchmen. The State’s worst-kept a secret is that the goons switched camps to the TMC after which Mamata Banerjee’s party captured Bengal following the 2011 Assembly election.