Ahead of Phase 2 polls in West Bengal, TMC worker killed, party blames rivals

TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee blamed Congress leader Manas Bhunia, Salim and Leader of Opposition Surjya Kanta Mishra of CPM.

By: Express News Service | Published:April 10, 2016 2:43 am
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A 30-year-old TMC worker was beaten to death, allegedly by Congress and CPM supporters in Dubrajpur area of West Midnapore, triggering a political storm in West Bengal ahead of the second part of the first phase of Assembly polls Monday. Twelve people have been detained in connection with the incident.

“Joydeb Jana, a TMC worker in Sabang, was returning home Friday when he was attacked by a group of men allegedly belonging to Congress and CPM,” SP B Chandrasekhar said. He was rushed to hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, he added.

While the victim’s wife lodged a police complaint naming 22 people, including former minister and Congress candidate for Sabang Assembly seat Manas Bhunia, CM Mamata Banerjee blamed an alleged hate speech by CPM leader Mohammed Salim for the incident. “Election Commission must take appropriate action immediately. This is a result of Md Salim’s revenge remark…,” she tweeted.

TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee blamed Bhunia, Salim and Leader of Opposition Surjya Kanta Mishra of CPM. “Our party worker has been murdered following Salim and Mishra’s call for vendetta politics. Bhunia too is behind the incident and should be arrested,” he told reporters here.

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