West Bengal: One Killed In Violence Over Poll Nomination, Both TMC & BJP Claim Him To Be Their Party Member

The Logical Indian Crew West Bengal

April 25th, 2018 / 5:33 PM

Image Credit: India Today

The one-day extension to file nominations for West Bengal panchayat election was marred by violence once again, resulting in the death of one person due to clashes between members of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as reported by India Today.

In Birbhum’s Suri No 1 block, one person identified as Dildar Shiekh was killed after being hit by a bullet. Several houses were set on fire due to clashes.

Reports of violence emerged from Murshidabad too. Congress MLA Manoj Chakraborty was allegedly beaten up by TMC workers in front of the Behrampore BDO office. Congress MP Abu Hashem Khan Chowdhury’s vehicle was also attacked outside the party’s office in Shamsherganj.


He’s mine. No, he’s mine. 

Dildar’s death has everyone confused. While BJP workers claimed that he was a member their party, TMC members claimed that Dildar was a part of TMC.

“He is a BJP worker. He has been shot dead by TMC while another member has received serious injuries in his hand and has been taken to a Kolkata hospital. The entire incident took place in front of the police who were mute spectators,” said Dilip Ghosh, state BJP president, reported India Today.

“BJP is getting outsiders from Jharkhand to create trouble in Bengal. Today our party worker Dildar Shiekh has been shot and killed in Birbhum’s Suri.,” claimed Bengal minister Firhad Hakim.

Dildar’s father, Touhid Khan, however, said, “My son and daughter-in-law were going to file nomination for BJP today when they were attacked. I was standing next to him when TMC goons fired at him.”

CPI(M) politburo member Surjya Kanti Mishra slammed both TMC and BJP for bickering over the death of a person. “Look at the polarisation in Bengal politics today. Even when a person has died the two are bickering over which party he belonged too! They do the same over Ram and Hanuman as well,” he said.

Meanwhile, the state election commission allowed an additional day for filing of nominations for the panchayat polls.


The Logical Indian take

Two parties incited violence in the state because of election nomination. Political parties that claim to be working for public interest spread violence to assert their upper hand. One person lost his life. Yet, political parties kept on their constant bickering as to which party he belonged from. 


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