Kolkata: Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday imposed a ban on victory marches of the BJP for allegedly triggering violence across the state. She instructed the police to take “strong actions against BJP leaders if they try to create trouble”.

Banerjee added that there should not be any more victory marches in the state as more than ten days have passed since the declaration of the Lok Sabha election results.

While reacting to the ban on victory marches, the BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha stated, “This order shows how bad the law and order situation in Bengal is and how the government has failed to do its duty".

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Meanwhile, addressing people outside the home of local party leader Nirmal Kundu, who was killed at Nimta in North 24 Parganas on Tuesday, the chief minister said, “The family told me that Nirmal became an enemy of the local BJP because he was not letting them set up a giant LCD screen outside his house for watching direct telecast of the swearing-in ceremony of the new government in Delhi."

"This is no ordinary supari killing. The conspiracy goes deeper. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) will probe the murder," she added. 

As many as seven people have been killed in political violence in the state since election results were declared on May 23.

BJP state leaders have claimed that Kundu’s murder was a fallout of infighting in the Trinamool. But, police arrested one Suman on Thursday suspecting him to be behind the murder.

Ananda Roy, the deputy commissioner of police (zone 2), Barrackpore, said, “Suman Kundu is known in the area as an active BJP worker. During an investigation, we arrested Sujay Das, a contract killer from the Baroah area of Murshidabad district and seized a country-made single shot pistol and three cartridges. There are more suspects.”

An officer from Nimta police station, who is investigating the murder case, said that they are looking for two other criminals, Laltu and Biltu, who hail from Nimta.

“My son was working for the BJP. He went missing after our house was set on fire,” said Rita Kundu, Suman’s mother. This happened even after the family of the victim sought police protection claiming that they were being threatened by BJP workers.

BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said, “Miscreants in Trinamool are killing each other. They are dragging our names into their infighting."