Dulal Biswas, a panchayat leader of Nadia district's Bagula, was fatally shot multiple times inside the party office on Sunday evening. "Biswas suffered multiple bullet injuries in in the abdomen. He was rushed to the Krishnanagar Hospital, where he was declared dead," said a senior district police official.
Biswas' son, who was present outside the party office during the incident, claimed to have recognised a few miscreants to be active members of local Bharatiya Janata Party and Left Front units.
"I was standing in front of the party office when 10-12 men came on bike and instantly started firing at my father. I recognised a few of them. They are active members of CPI-M and BJP units," he said.
"This is an attempt to politically weaken the Trinamool Congress in the area. We are all beside the bereaved family and the party activists here. The administration would strictly handle the issue," said party Secretary General Partha Chatterjee.
"This is a cowardly act. We have got the news that some of the miscreants have active connection with the Bharatiya Janata Party. The BJP is doing the politics of terror under the leadership of Dilip Ghosh. No one will be spared in this incident," Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee claimed.
Refuting the allegation, BJP state president Dilip Ghosh alleged the Trinamool Congress was trying to cover up its shortcomings and internal feud by putting the blame on BJP and claimed that the people of the state won't believe in these false allegations.
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