Amid the political violence issue which is currently fought by the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in Bengal, party general secretary of state Amitava Chakravorty blamed the ruling All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) of allegedly murdering another party worker. He shared on Twitter the horrifying visual of a BJP worker, blaming ‘AITC miscreants’. Before the Assembly Elections, several times BJP had alleged AITC of murdering party workers particularly by hanging them.
The Bengal BJP leader said that the deceased Debesh Barman was a BJP activist and his body was recovered from the Raiganj area of the state.
The opposition BJP has claimed several times in the past that AITC was responsible for the deaths of numerous party workers, as the recent case of post-poll violence reached the Supreme Court. The party’s shocking claims pegs the figures at 15,000- the number of innocent people who lost their lives. Last year, BJP MLA Debendra Nath Roy was found hanging outside a closed tea stall near his house in the Raiganj area. While the family members of the Hemtabad MLA in North Dinajpur district alleged Roy was murdered, police claimed to had found a suicide note from the deceased.
On 30 July 2020, a BJP worker was found hanging from a tree near his house in West Bengal’s East Midnapore district, with his party alleging that he was killed by goons of the ruling Trinamool Congress as he had refused to join them.
In September 2020, the body of a BJP worker was found hanging from a tree in West Bengal’s Hoogly district.
On 13 September, the body of a BJP worker named Ganesh Roy who was a well-known worker was found hanging on a tree in Goghat in the Hoogly district of the State.
Earlier, on 1 April a BJP worker Uday Dubey was found hanging at his home in Nandigram before the constituency went to polls in the second phase of assembly elections.
In March this year, three days before polls in the state, a BJP worker was found hanging near the party office in Dinhata town in Cooch Behar district The Opposition party had yet again blamed the ruling Trinamool Congress, which said the allegation was “baseless”.
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh had in September 2020 blamed the AITC for all the alleged incidents. He had said, “It has become a new trend to hang to death BJP workers. But we will launch a strong resistance. AITC is scared of the growing support of (sic) the BJP.”