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BJP stages protest against killing of its eight party workers in Bengal

The saffron party claimed eight of its party workers were killed in Bengal in the last one week excluding the triple murder in Murshidabad district.

Press Trust of India 

BJP, West Bengal, Mukul Roy
BJP leader Mukul Roy Ishrat Jahan along with other party leaders and activists participate in a sit-in-protest against alleged series of murders of their party leaders and activists in the State in last 4 day. Photo: PTI

The BJP organised a sit-in here on Saturday to protest against the alleged killing of its workers in the state in recent times.

The saffron party claimed eight of its party workers were killed in Bengal in the last one week excluding the triple murder in Murshidabad district.

School teacher Bandhu Prakash Pal who was killed in his house at Jiaganj in Murshidabad is claimed to be a BJP-RSS supporter.

The police had, however, said the brutal killing of the school teacher, his wife and minor son in was a result of personal enmity and bore no political connotation.

"Every day one or the other BJP worker is being killed in Bengal. The TMC government has lost all connect with the masses and is now trying to rule by using terror tactics. But we won't allow this to happen. We will fight till this government is ousted from power," BJP president Dilip Ghosh told reporters.

BJP has sought time from Union Home Minister Amit Shah and President Ram Nath Kovind to apprise them about the "complete breakdown" of the law and order situation in West Bengal, party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said on Friday.

Two more detained in case

West Bengal police have detained two persons on Saturday in connection with the Murshidabad triple murder case taking the number of detainees in the case to four, police said. A team of CID officials visited the crime spot on Saturday, a day after the investigating agency was asked to join the investigation, the police said.

First Published: Sat, October 12 2019. 19:59 IST
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