Bengal: BJP Worker Killed, Party's Offices And Houses Attacked Across The State In Major Political Violence

by Swarajya Staff - May 3, 2021 05:44 PM +05:30 IST
Bengal: BJP Worker Killed, Party's Offices And Houses Attacked Across The State In Major Political ViolenceSlain BJP worker Abhijit Sarkar - left, BJP officer set ablaze in Arambagh - right

The Bengal BJP dispensation has been at the receiving end of a major political violence following the assembly election results in West Bengal.

The BJP state media cell has shared videos and photos of various incidents of its party workers and offices coming under attack since yesterday.

Three BJP workers including one in Sitalkuchi have reportedly been killed in post-election violence in the state. One of the victims include BJP worker Abhijit Sarkar who hails from Behala in Kolkata. He was allegedly stoned to death.

A BJP worker was allegedly assaulted in Balurghat and his house too was ransacked. A purportedly video from the incident showed his attacker being stopped from angrily confronting him for supporting BJP.

Injured BJP worker in Balurghat
Injured BJP worker in Balurghat

The BJP's party offices in various parts of the state have been vandalised. The party has called it a handiwork of TMC workers.

The BJP party office in Nandigram has been ransacked and torched by alleged TMC workers who also resorted to vandalising several houses and shops.

Similarly BJP's Asansol GT Road office has also been vandalised.

Bengal: BJP Worker Killed, Party's Offices And Houses Attacked Across The State In Major Political Violence
Bengal: BJP Worker Killed, Party's Offices And Houses Attacked Across The State In Major Political Violence

Similarly, alleged TMC workers have been caught on camera vandalising houses in Khalishadi village in Minakha Assembly seat.

The resident of BJP's Beleghata candidate who lost to TMC's Paresh Paul was set ablaze by alleged TMC goons.

Houses of a BJP workers at Regna village in Dubrajpur and Ghola Mullickpara have also been ransacked by alleged TMC goons. The property of a BJP media cell functionary, including his tractor has been set ablaze in Seuri.

It was earlier reported that the BJP's Arambagh office was set ablaze yesterday afternoon even as the counting of votes continued across the state.

The vehicle of BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari, who had defeated West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram, was attacked outside the counting centre in Haldia last night.

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