Tribune Information Service
Kolkata, October 30
Because the killings of the BJP functionaries in Kashmir makes nationwide headlines, the BJP leaders in West Bengal marvel why the murders of celebration staff of their state fail to get as a lot consideration from the media.
In contrast to Kashmir, in West Bengal, no person claims the duty for the murders that are handed off as gang rivalry, factionalism, suicide, and so forth.
In keeping with West Bengal BJP basic secretary Sayantan Basu, as many as 123 BJP staff have been killed within the state since 2013.
On October 5, journalist-turned-BJP chief Swapan Dasgupta had counted murders of 110 BJP staff.
“Yet one more BJP chief murdered in West Bengal. Councillor Manish Shukla gunned down in Titagarh. TMC seeks to intimidate and homicide opponents, at the same time as the bottom is slipping from underneath its ft. Almost 110 BJP staff murdered,” Dasgupta had tweeted after a detailed affiliate of Arjun Singh, the BJP Lok Sabha member from Barrackpore, was shot.
In July, the BJP gave out the names of 93 slain celebration staff. A booklet launched by BJP state president Dilip Ghosh listed 93 BJP staff, together with 5 girls, who fell sufferer to political violence within the state throughout final seven years.
The primary identify within the listing was that of Bapi Ghosh, BJP employee of Nadia, Krishnanagar, who was murdered on July 15, 2020. The final identify was of Nripen Mandal, killed in Malda district on June 16, 2013.
In keeping with the booklet, in the course of the seven years (June 16, 2013, to July 17, 2020), the utmost variety of killings of the BJP staff (33 whole) passed off in 2018. Most of those killings had been on account of the violence that was unleashed within the wake of the panchayat elections held within the state in 2018.
“It’s a actual killing discipline out right here,” West Bengal BJP vice-president Pleasure Prokash Majumdar mentioned. Majumdar himself was bodily assaulted final yr throughout an Meeting bypoll through which he was the BJP candidate.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee needed to cancel her plan to attend the oath ceremony of Narendra Modi’s second time period because the Prime Minister because the occasion was additionally attended by relations of BJP staff murdered in Bengal.