West Bengal went into the last phase of polls today. Rampant incidents of violence have been reported from various constituencies in the state. Commenting on the hooliganism the TMC workers have been resorting to in the entire election season, Subhash Chandra Bose’ kin and BJP leader from South Kolkata constituency Chandra Kumar Bose, on Sunday said that TMC workers were behaving like “terrorists” and “jihadis” in West Bengal.
Speaking to ANI Bose said, “Last night, I was getting calls from my workers from different booths that they have been threatened by TMC’s ‘jihadi’ brigade that if you sit as booth agents for BJP, you’ll be murdered. There’s no difference between a terrorist organisation and TMC,” furthered Bose.
BJP’s CK Bose: Last night, I was getting calls from my workers from different booths that they have been threatened by TMC’s ‘jihadi’ brigade that if you sit as booth agents for BJP, you’ll be murdered. There’s no difference between a terrorist organisation & TMC. #WestBengal pic.twitter.com/OkG6e4l3TT
— ANI (@ANI) May 19, 2019
On April 24, CK Bose was reportedly heckled by the TMC goons who had stopped him when he was going to file nomination from South Kolkata. Throwing light on Mamata Banerjee’s autocracy and flawed law and order situation, the South Kolkata’s BJP candidate alleged that the Kolkata Police stood there in silence while his party workers saved him.
This election season has witnessed several incidents of violence under Mamata’s regime in the state. Moreover, electoral polls in West Bengal are often greeted with violent skirmishes and clashes between competing parties. With Mamata Banerjee at the helm of affairs in West Bengal, TMC goons are empowered to run amok carrying out their depraved activities with impunity. It is widely believed that TMC goons are protected and sheltered by TMC leadership which further emboldens them to execute their nefarious activities.
Recently, following the clashes between BJP and TMC goons after BJP President Amit Shah’s roadshow in West Bengal, in a midnight crackdown on BJP leaders and workers, dozens of BJP karyakartas including BJP Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Bagga had been detained by Kolkata Police.
Recently, BJP leader Arvind Menon and some district leaders were attacked by TMC goons while BJP’s Tuhim Mondal’s house ransacked. Similarly, a BJP booth president in Jhargram, Raman Singh was beaten to death, allegedly by TMC goons.
A week ago, the TMC goons had also attacked the cavalcade of BJP leaders Himanta Biswa Sharma and Dilip Ghosh in Kanthi Lok Sabha constituency. A large group of TMC goons had blocked the road, smashed the windscreens and had damaged over 20 motorbikes in the cavalcade while West Bengal police watched as mute spectators.
Moreover, BJP Asansol candidate Babul Supriyo was also attacked and his car vandalised when he had gone to visit a polling booth in his constituency during the ongoing elections after villagers had threatened to boycott polls following the non-deployment of central forces in some polling booths.