Politics in Bengal is about total domination by Party, irrespective of party in power.
Md Mohsin Khan, a Trinamool Congress booth level secretary in Bagnan area of Howrah district was returning home last night when the miscreants shot him dead at Haturia village in the district. His wife is a TMC gram panchayat member.
While the party blamed the ruling Trinamool Congress for both the incidents, the latter denied the allegations.
Police found a note at the spot with a message in Bengali that read “at the age of 18, you are doing BJP’s politics… today, you are dead”.
The Left candidate, Prabhat Choudhury, who used public transport for campaigning, said people are looking for a change. “People are not happy with TMC.”
“The situation remained tense throughout the day in the area. Additional forces were called to contain the situation and four fire engines pressed into service,” said a police officer.
The woman’s husband is a former panchayat samity member of TMC , local sources said. During the polling on Monday, the couple allegedly had an argument with TMC workers over some issues.
The TMC leader also lambasted the CPM and Congress for providing “oxygen” to the BJP and helping the party rise in the state.
Deaths of over a dozen people in political violence had marred the panchayat polls on Monday even as the polling was held for 66 per cent of the total seats. The TMC had won 34 per cent seats uncontested.
The Independents have won 114 panchayat samiti seats while the Congress 131 and the Left Front 129. They have won two zilla parishad seats while the Left Front one and Congress two.
The Trinamool has won three gram sabha seats, a panchayat samiti and one zila parishad seat.
West Bengal panchayat election results: According to the State Election Commission (SEC), counting of votes will continue till Thursday midnight and the results will be clear on Friday.
Demanding the bodies, CPM workers protested outside the Kolkata Police morgue near Central Avenue. Police used force to remove them from the area and a scuffled ensued between them.
The State Election Commission has said that every polling booth will have an armed police personnel along with a constable on Monday. The Trinamool Congress has won 34 per cent of the seats uncontested, a figure large enough to invite the Supreme Court ire, which has withheld announcement of their results.
Bengal panchayat polls: Of the 115 gram panchayat seats in Lalgarh, the TMC has sitting candidates in 100. Bonobihari Roy, 74, the president of the Trinamool’s Lalgarh block, says they had to ask many of their sitting panchayat leaders to make away as they had “looted money and done nothing for the people”.