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Bengal becoming Mafia-ruled state like UP, Bihar: BJP's Dilip Ghosh

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh alleged that the law and order situation in the state is worsening and gradually it is becoming a Mafia-ruled state like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

West Bengal | Bharatiya Janata Party | Uttar Pradesh

Press Trust of India  |  Kharagpur (WB) 

BJP president

Dilip Ghosh on Monday alleged that the law and order situation in the state is worsening and gradually it is becoming a Mafia-ruled state like and

In reply, the Trinamool Congress said it is good that he accepted that Mafia-raj existed in those two states where the BJP is in power.

"is slipping into a Mafia-raj like situation like in and The way a councillor was shot dead in front of a police station by using a stengun is shameful," Ghosh said while talking to the media on the killing of BJP leader Manish Shukla at Titagarg in North 24 Parganas district.

Shukla, a councillor of Titagarh Municipality, was shot dead on Sunday by two bike-borne assailants.

"The law and order situation of Bengal is worsening with each passing day. The police are hand in glove in the conspiracy to kill a mass leader like Shukla," Ghosh claimed.

Ghosh wondered whether free and fair polls would be possible in the state if such an anarchic situation continues.

Assembly election in the state is due next year.

"More than 120 BJP workers have been killed in the state in the last few years," he said.

The TMC leadership mocked Ghosh for his comments.

"It is good that he has accepted that Mafia raj exists in BJP-ruled UP and We are happy that at least for once, he has spoken the truth," senior TMC leader and minister Firhad Hakim said.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Tue, October 06 2020. 06:52 IST