West Bengal has been constantly on news for political violence and murders. Barely a day after PM Modi’s huge rally in Siliguri, the body of a man has been found at the BJP booth office there.
West Bengal: Body of a 42-year-old man was found hanging at BJP booth office in Siliguri early morning today; Police investigation is underway.
— ANI (@ANI) April 4, 2019
According to the reports, the incident took place in the Municipal Corporation Ward Number 36. The deceased has been identified as Nitya Mandal who worked as a laborer. The police are yet to confirm the nature of death and have launched an investigation to probe the same.
The incident comes after a day after both PM Modi had launched a scathing attack on Mamata Banerjee for her stance on Balakot strikes and accused her of acting like “Speedbreaker” to the development of the state.
The state of West Bengal under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is notoriously known for serious political violence against opposition parties especially the BJP. Recently, a BJP worker Apurba Chakraborty was brutally beaten up by TMC goons in Islampur, West Bengal. Chakraborty’s condition is critical and he is currently admitted in Uttar Banga Medical College. He is a BJP leader from North Dinajpur district in West Bengal.
Last week in Malda, Patanu Mondal, the brother of a BJP gram panchayat member Utpal Mondal, was shot dead in his home, allegedly by TMC goon.
Another TMC MLA Sovan Chatterjee and his friend Baishakhi Chatterjee were allegedly confined to a bungalow as there were speculations of them joining the BJP.
Last year in the month of May, a 6-month pregnant woman who was relative of a BJP candidate in Panchayat Elections in West Bengal was allegedly raped by TMC activists in Nadia district.
Last year TMC had won 20,000 seats uncontested in West Bengal Panchayat elections amidst the allegations that the party which fielded its candidates on all rural seats, had prevented the filing of nominations by resorting to violence. The BJP had moved the Supreme Court to interfere in the matter of its party workers not being allowed to file nominations for the Panchayat elections.
With the entry of the BJP in the state and the party making inroads in the rural Bengal has surely unnerved Mamata Banerjee. The BJP, once a non-existent party in the West Bengal has now successfully captured the political space vacated by the Left Front, positioning itself to be an alternative to both the Mamata led TMC and the left.
The upsurge of the BJP has pushed Mamata Banerjee into a corner. The anxiety of Mamata Banerjee has been manifested lately as she has often resorted to personal attacks against the BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah.