New Delhi: Another day, another death. In an ever rising graph of political murders, another BJP worker has been killed in Bengal. The deceased has been identified as 28-year-old Ananda Pal from the Cooch Behar district of North Bengal. He was an active member of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha or the BJYM, the youth wing of the party. BJP has blamed the Trinamool Congress for his death while calling it the 'darkest hour'.

Just a few days back the Bharatiya Janata Party had claimed that another BJP cadre was killed in Bengal. The victim, the BJP says, had allegedly been killed in Basirhat, where recently violent clashes broke out that ended up in multiple deaths. The deceased had been identified as Saraswati Das. 

This election season and the aftermath in Bengal has been dotted by incidents of violence where both the BJP and the TMC have pointed fingers at each other for the murder of their cadre.

Recently, at least four political workers— three of BJP and one of Trinamool — were killed in a deadly clash at Sandeshkhali in Basirhat, North 24 Paraganas. The violence apparently broke out over hoisting the BJP party flag. Bullets were fired and sharp weapons were used in this small town 65 km from Kolkata. 

After the violence-ridden election, many BJP cadres were killed in the state allegedly by TMC goons. One was Chandan Shaw, who was found murdered in Bhatpara in Barrackpore constituency. Just days before the murder, another 22-year-old BJP worker was shot dead allegedly by the ruling Trinamool cadre in Chakdah.