VIOLENT incidents were reported from across West Bengal on Saturday in which one person killed and many were injured, officials said, as a face-off brewed between the ruling Trinamool Congress and a surging BJP after the Lok Sabha results were declared.
TMC alleged that a number of its party offices have either been taken over or vandalised by BJP workers. In Coochbehar, the Trinamool alleged its party offices at Bakshirhat, Mahishkuchi, Rampur, Shalbari were vandalised by BJP activists. TMC party office in Sitalkuchi area of the district was also ransacked. BJP’s Nisith Pramanik defeated TMC’s Paresh Adhikary on the Coochbehar seat.
The BJP, on the other hand, alleged its workers were attacked by TMC activists in the district’s Bakshirkuti area during a victory procession. Though the TMC has denied the allegations, BJP said its members from the minority community were attacked with sticks and spears.
BJP worker killed in West Bengal
A 23-YEAR-OLD BJP worker has been shot dead in Nadia district, police said on Saturday. The incident happened at Chakdaha town around 10 pm on Friday, a police officer said. Santu Ghosh (23), a resident of Tapaban area in Chakdaha town was shot at from a close range after he went out of his house following a phone call, he said.