A week after the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengalaru, a BJP booth president, Soumitra Ghoshal was allegedly murdered in Baruipur, West Bengal, and there has been complete silence over the same in mainstream media.
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Soumitra Ghoshal BJP Booth president murdered in Baruipur,WB
— Sourish Mukherjee (@me_sourish) September 13, 2017
BJP leader and Member of Parliament, Roopa Ganguly, too tweeted a graphic image of Ghoshal saying that the local BJP councillor and karyakartas have lodged a case.
Soumitra Ghoshal. Baruipur.. south garia booth president (13) been hanged to death. Local bjp councillor & karyakartas lodged case. pic.twitter.com/SkVz1Pru2W
— Roopa Ganguly (@RoopaBJP) September 13, 2017
While few leaders raised their voice, the mainstream journalists have been completely silent on the same.
— Gaurav Bhatia BJP (@gauravbh) September 13, 2017
The journalists who had gone all guns blazing on murder of Lankesh are mum on this incident.
BJP booth president Soumitra Ghoshal was thrashed to death. Appreciate the tolerance of the nation. His name isn’t even showing on Google. pic.twitter.com/c8vwBFFish
— Rahul Raj (@bhak_sala) September 14, 2017
However, few media houses have finally reported the incident, days after it took place. Sayantan Basu, convenor of BJP’s media management cell, alleged that Trinamool backed local ‘hooligans’ were behind the murder. He also alleged that since Ghoshal was successfully expanding BJP’s network in the area, the local Trinamool leaders got him killed.
Bengal has a history of political murders and despite that, the silence of Mamata Banerjee on this is disappointing.