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'TMC blaming BJP for Satyajit Biswas' death on directions of Mamata'

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leader on Sunday claimed that allegations were being levelled on his party over Satyajit Biswas's death based on directions issued by Chief Minister

"In the entire state of West Bengal, when anybody is killed by their own people or by other miscreants, the tries to implicate that it is by leaders and workers of I demand a probe by an independent agency (over Biswas' death). is scared of us. It is on orders of Mamata that allegations are being levelled against the for this murder," Roy, who quit TMC in 2017 and joined the BJP, told ANI.

Two persons have been arrested in connection with the killing of Biswas, police said on Sunday.

A from Krishnagunj in district, Biswas was shot dead by unidentified assailants last evening at Phulbari in Jalpaiguri. The incident happened when Biswas was attending Saraswati Puja celebrations at Phulbari.

According to reports, the lawmaker was shot multiple times from a close range when he was coming down the stage after attending the event.

Gauri Shankar Dutta, TMC's district alleged that BJP leaders conspired to kill Biswas as he defeated the BJP candidate twice by a huge margin.

"was BJP's target for a very long time. He had been a preventive wall of the attempts of and for movement of 'Matua' votes to BJP. The murder of Biswas is the handiwork of He is touring these days across the area to strengthen the BJP. He is the conspirator. Roy had earlier lashed out at Satyajit. We will fight it (the murder case) and ensure that justice is served," Dutta said. He added: "BJP is playing politics of bloodshed in the state."

district member, said, "was a good person. We doubt if he had any enemy. Political parties like BJP have always been thinking of removing Satyajit from here, so maybe someone from BJP must have killed him."

However, BJP denied all the allegations and said that the factional feud of the ruling party was behind the attack.

BJP state said, "This is utterly tragic. This shows even lawmakers of the ruling party are not safe in the total lawlessness of Mamata Banerjee's Bengal. In the last few months, each time a or a supporter is killed, they blame our party. How can the BJP kill a TMC MLA? Our security itself is in question."

"We would like to tell the central government that this is the situation in Bengal that even a ruling party lawmaker is not safe. How will the government protect the people of the state? People in the state are living at the behest of God," Ghosh posted a video on his handle.

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 17:37 IST