Twin murders of BJP workers within a short span in Purulia raised the political temperature in West Bengal with party president Amit Shah expressing anguish and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar accusing the TMC of resorting to political murder to muzzle the Opposition voice.
Expressing anguish in twitter, Shah said, ” Distressed to know about yet another killing of BJP karyakarta Dulal Kumar in Balrampur, West Bengal. This continued brutality and violence in the land of West Bengal is shameful and inhuman. Mamata Banerjee’s govt has completely failed to maintain law and order in the state.
” In another tweet he stated, “ I express my deepest condolences to the bereaved family. I along with millions of BJP karyakartas share grief of Dulal Kumar’s family. May God give his family the strength to withstand this irreparable loss. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti. ”
Meanwhile, Superintendent of Police Joy Biswas was transferred on Saturday, and Akash Magharia, the 2009 batch IPS officer who was posted as SSP CID Officer, is taking the charge as Superintendent of Police, Purulia.
Incidentally, today’s events unfolded as Mr Javadekar, who is in the city, condemned the political murders, including the killings of two party members in the tribal district.
He told reporters in the Press Club that the Trinamool Congress had launched a three-pronged attack ahead of the three-tier Panchayat poll to blatantly crush democracy.
‘The TMC did not allow the Opposition to file nomination papers and ensured no Opposition candidate could campaign and voters could exercise franchise and finally the party did not allow the officials to count ballot papers,’ he contended.
Mr Javadekar charged the TMC with murdering two of its party members – Trilochan Mahto and Dulal Das – whose bodies were hung to create fear-psychosis among the people.
He accused the Mamata Banerjee-led party of making a mockery of the democratic system and turning the election commission in the state into a tool of the party.