This is the third incident where a BJP cadre was found dead since the conclusion of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections
Kolkata: There's no end to violence in Bengal, even on the day of Modi's swearing-in as the Prime Minister for the second term. A BJP cadre on Thursday was found murdered in Bengal's Burdwan district. The incident has come to light from the Ketugram area.
The entire village was busy for a massive celebratory march after PM's swearing-in. For the same event, there was a sizeable congregation of BJP cadre in the area. It is alleged that there has been a sudden attack from a group of Trinamool workers on the revellers, following which the situation turned violent.
During the clash, one BJP cadre Sushil Mandal was allegedly murdered. The 52-year-old man was an ardent BJP follower. Following the incident, the police have reached the area to ensure that the situation remains normal.
This is the third incident where a BJP cadre was found dead since the conclusion of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Earlier, another BJP cadre, identified as Chandan Shaw, was killed in Bhatpara, which falls under the Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency. In a strongly worded tweet, the Bengal BJP, the official handle of the saffron party in the state, had blamed chief minister Mamata Banerjee saying, "violence can't suppress people".
What's significant is that just days ago Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had vowed revenge. Mamata had threatened during the election campaigning, "I will remember everything. The atrocities and humiliations heaped on my state, and it will not go unpunished. I have all the records and documents with me. I will take revenge for what is being done to me inch by inch. All those who are perpetrating the offence should remember this".
Last Updated May 30, 2019, 4:48 PM IST