Satyajit Biswas, Trinamool MLA from Krishnaganj, shot dead, party blames BJP

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 February 2019, 07:57 AM

Satyajit Biswas, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA from Krishnaganj area of Nadia district in West Bengal, was shot dead by unidentified men when he was attending a cultural programme on Saturday. He was rushed to the nearby Shaktinagar district hospital, where he was declared dead, the police said. Reacting to the murder, the Trinamool Congress, blamed the BJP, which is trying to gain a foothold in the state, tweeted: "Satyajit Biswas our MLA was a dear colleague. Words fail me. Recently BJP leaders tried to stoke tension in the area. This was an orchestrated plan to eliminate him, designed to try and benefit BJP. People will give a befitting reply to perpetrators of this dastardly act.

It added: "Those who have killed him will not be spared. Those responsible for his death will be brought to book. BJP is responsible for this shocking death. There are some traitors who have killed him: Partha Chatterjee."

TMC's Birbhum district president Anubrata Mandal also alleged that the BJP is behind the killing. However, the BJP rubbished the allegation, saying Biswas was killed because of TMC's internal tussle. Biswas was a two-term member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.  

Bengal TMC leader Partha Chattopadhya said it's BJP who killed the young leader, adding that the culprits will be punished.

Watch Video | Satyajit Biswas inaugurates a Saraswati Puja in Nadia district where he was shot dead

Satyajit Biswas was involved with the Matua community, which has remained politically sensitive both for the TMC and the BJP. District TMC president Gourishankar Dutta blamed the BJP and followers of Mukul Roy for this murder.

Satyajit Biswas had got married in 2016.

Satyajit Biswas was shot dead by miscreants. We are investigating”, said The Indian Express quoted a police official as saying. It reported that a huge police force has been deployed in the area.

“It is planned murder by BJP. Minister Ratna Ghosh, Satyajit and I were invited as a guest for the programme. On a personal level, he was like a son to me, he had recently got married. He was also a part of Matua Sangha and BJP were not able to attract Matua voters because of him. We will not let his death go in vain,” said TMC district president Gouri Sankar Dutta told the newspaper.

 

First Published: Saturday, February 09, 2019 09:19 PM
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