Kolkata: BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Tuesday claimed their candidate from Barrackpore Arjun Singh is in trouble. 

Vijayvargiya took to Twitter to claim that Singh is on the hit list of Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. It is likely that Singh, who recently jumped ship from Trinamool to BJP, will either be arrested by police commissioner Sunil Chaudhury or killed in an encounter soon. 

Singh is a four-time legislator from the state and has been very influential in the Barrackpore area. Reports suggest that he was eyeing to be the Trinamool candidate from the constituency, from where the ruling party fielded Dinesh Trivedi.

Singh joined BJP this March and fought the election on BJP ticket. His son also fought the Bhatpara by-election that falls under the same Lok Sabha constituency.

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After joining BJP in March, Singh, this local strongman said, "Earlier the Trinamool used to stand for Maa, Mati, Manush, now it is only money, money, and money". 

This triggered a long acrimonious faceoff between Trinamool and Singh. The Trinamool filed a police complaint against him for allegedly making defamatory remarks against the party. The Trinamool general secretary Samrat Topadar had lodged the police complaint at the Titagarh Police station.

Now, this tweet by Vijayvargiya is only a reminder that even though the month-long violence-ridden election in Bengal is over, the faceoff has not.