Bengal police silent even as multiple BJP workers are killed

9th June 2019

9th June 2019

Sukanta Mondal’s family grieves on his murder

As BJP continues to lose it workers in the violence unleashed by the Trinamool Congress goons in West Bengal, five in the latest violence unleashed at Sandeshkali, 75 km from Kolkata on Saturday, new home minister Amit Shah faces his first challenge in the complete silence West Bengal police have maintained on the matter.

State BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu said three of his party workers -- Sukanta Mondal, Pradip Mondal and Shankar Mondal -- were shot dead when they stopped TMC supporters from "throwing away" their party flags. "We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point blank range," Basu said.  

The BJP took to Twitter and wrote, "Mamata Banerjee is getting desperate with each passing moment as she loses peoples' support. In her bid to retain power at any cost, killing opposition party members is the new normal in Bengal."  BJP Bengal on Twitter wrote, "Details of murdered and missing BJP workers: Sukanta Mandal [shot in his eyes], Pradip Mandal [shot in his eyes], Tapan Mandal [shot in the forehead], Shankar Mandal [missing], Debdas Mandal [missing), Sanjoy Mandal [missing], and Sanjay Mandal's brother-in-law is also missing."

 The violence left one TMC worker namely Kayum Mollah dead.  The TMC leaders were quick to blame BJP cadres for Mollah’s death. However Satyantan Basu said, “The TMC workers opened fire indiscriminately, which killed three of our cadres and Kayum Mollah was shot dead by their activists only.

 As per latest reports, 5 BJP workers have reportedly been killed while 18 are missing.

 Completely rattled by the Lok Sabha results in West Bengal, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee has banned victory processions, aimed at BJP. ‘Abhinandan Yatra’, as BJP calls its victory procession, was taken out in defiance of Mamata’s orders in North Dinajpur, was met with stiff resistance from Bengal police.

 As Babul Supriyo pointed out that Mamata Didi has lost her mind, her decision to skip swearing in ceremony of PM Modi and her decision not to attend conference of Niti Aayog further cement the fact that she has taken her political opposition as personal enmity.  It also appears a desperate bid by “Didi” to have President’s rule in West Bengal so she could claim sympathy ahead of the next assembly polls in 2021.

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