West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called the BJP a “militant organisation,” and alleged that it is engaged in dividing people along religious lines, while daring it to attack her party.
A case was lodged against him for criminal intimidation and other charges.
Hariram Mahato alleged that his son, Trilochan, was murdered by goons backed by the ruling Trinamool Congress.
Under the project, media persons would be employed on contractual basis in each district to be the “eyes and ears” of the government and provide real-time updates from the ground.
The recent bypolls and panchayat election results have indicated a paradigm shift in state politics with the BJP emerging as main opposition to TMC, although it still has to go a long way before it can challenge the ruling party.
TMC called the government a “loot sarkar, jhoot sarkar” and said its four years in power have been “full of tears”.
The recent bypolls and the panchayat election results have indicated a paradigm shift in the state politics with the saffron party emerging as the main opposition to the TMC, although it has a long way to go before it can put up a close fight to the ruling party.
“In 2019 Lok Sabha polls the people will be show the red card and throw BJP out of the field”, Abhishek said alluding again to soccer in which a red card is shown by the referee to expel a player for foul and misconduct.
“They lost the election in Purulia and that’s why they are killing our workers. We are throwing a challenge to them in a democratic manner. We are ready for a democratic battle,” state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said.
The ministers were dropped from the Cabinet, asking them to concentrate on TMC’s activities ahead of next year’s Lok Sabha polls.
Following the incident, TMC workers blocked NH-6 and vandalised shops, demanding immediate arrest of the accused. The incident comes at a time when the BJP has been blaming the TMC for the deaths of two BJP workers in Purulia.
“It was a deadly attack by TMC criminals to take revenge and teach lessons to those who helped CPI (M) win seats there. It was a fascistic attack” says CPM leader Sujan Chakraborty
On May 30, Trilochon’s body was found along with a message, written on his T-shirt as well as on a paper attached to it, saying he was killed for daring to join the BJP. He had gone missing the evening before.
The killings have opened old wounds in Balarampur block, under which the villages fall, at a time when Maoist violence in the region has started to become a distant memory.
After coming second in the three-tier state panchayat polls, the BJP on Thursday also came second in the Maheshtala Assembly bypoll, with its candidate Sujit Ghosh receiving 42,053 votes.