Trinamool Congress MLA Satyajit Biswas Shot Deadby OPINIONEXPRESS.IN February 10, 2019 0 comments
Trinamool Congress MLA Satyajit Biswas from Krishnaganj in Nadia district, was shot dead by unidentified assailants, when the 41-year-old was visiting a Saraswati Puja pandal where he had been invited to inaugurate the festival. The TMC immediately blamed the BJP for the crime.
“He had already inaugurated the Puja and was walking towards his car after coming down from the stage where he made a brief speech,” said locals, adding the assailants suddenly emerged and fired at him from point blank range and melted away.
“He seemed still to be alive while he was being taken to the nearby Shaktinagar hospital,” said party sources, adding he succumbed to his injuries on way to hospital.
TMC district president Gouri Dutta accused the BJP operatives for the murder and said, “He was an active member of the party and had managed to resist the BJP onslaughts in the region.” Most of the BJP members had migrated from the CPI (M) which till a year or two ago had a sizeable presence in the district, he added.
A large posse of police force was rushed to the spot and a pistol was recovered from the area, a senior police officer said.
RSS and BJP operatives were behind the attack, he said adding former TMC leader Mukul Roy who was currently in charge of the election affairs of the BJP in Bengal was pulling the strings from behind.
Biswas was a prominent leader from the Matua community which accounts for about two million votes in North 24 Parganas and Nadia and were currently being mollycoddled both by the BJP and the TMC.
The victim had played an important role in last year’s Panchayat elections in his constituency and the neighbouring Ranaghat North-east seat, sources said.
State BJP president Dilip Ghosh blamed the infighting within the ruling party for the Saturday’s incident.
“The rampant groupism in the TMC is responsible for this. They are joining the BJP’s name to victimise our active workers and put them behind the bar before the elections,” he said demanding a CBI probe into the incident. “We don’t have any faith in the Bengal Police. Let there be a CBI probe and the truth will come out by itself,” he said.
Courtesy: The Pioneer
Writer: Saugar Sengupta