West Bengal: BJP worker shot dead, security stepped up in North 24 Parganas district: On Sunday night in Bhatapara of North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, a BJP worker was shot dead by unidentified assailants days after the conclusion of the high-stake election that saw BJP making gains in the Trinamool Congress-ruled state. The incident took place days after the Lok Sabha election results were declared on May 23 which saw that BJP making gains in the Trinamool Congress-led state of Mamata Banerjee.
According to the reports of new agency ANI, the deceased identified as 24-year-old Chandan Shaw was shot dead by a group of assailants at Kankinara Satadal playground. Security has been stepped up in the area and further investigation is underway.
The Lok Sabah elections in the state were held in seven phases with each phase witnessing clashes between the Trinamool and BJP workers. BJP president Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata was also marred by violence and the desecration of the 200-year-old statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar at the iconic Presidency College.
After the declaration of results on May 23 that saw the BJP tally going up from two of 2014 to 18 in 2019, various incidents of violence were reported from Bankura, Cooch Behar and other districts in West Bengal.
Incidents of vandalisation of houses and capturing of party offices were reported in Coochbehar’s Toofanganj and Mathabahanga. While Trinamool workers blamed the BJP while the later denied any responsibility.