In a serious development, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from the Malda constituency for the ongoing West Bengal assembly elections was allegedly shot at a public meeting yesterday (18 April) evening, Hindustan Times.
Following the attack, Gopal Chandra Saha was admitted to the Malda Medical College and Hospital. Before being taken to the operation theatre, Saha told the local media that he was shot at while he was in the party office having food and talking to some party workers. He said that some miscreants barged in and opened fire.
Following the attack, BJP's West Bengal unit's president Dilip Ghosh accused Chief Minister (CM) Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress (TMC) and said, "Those afraid of losing the polls indulge in violence."
Meanwhile, TMC leader from Malda, Krishnendu Narayan Chowdhury has said that no TMC worker was involved in the attack on Saha. He also said that there has never been any conflict between the BJP and TMC in Malda.
BJP supporters blocked a road at Jhantu More area of Malda in protest against the attack.
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