TMC MLA, Biswas, shot dead in WB

Deccan Chronicle - - Nation -

New Delhi: Tri­namool Con­gress MLA Satya­jit Biswas from Kr­ish­na­gunj in Na­dia district was shot dead by uniden­ti­fied as­sailants on Satur­day. Biswas was shot dead dur­ing a Saraswati Puja cel­e­bra­tion in the area. The as­sailants pumped bul­lets into Biswas after he dis­em­barked from the stage where a cul­tural pro­gramme was tak­ing place. He was im­me­di­ately taken to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal where doc­tors an­nounced him "brought dead". Na­dia is a district bor­der­ing Bangladesh and the BJP has made sig­nif­i­cant po­lit­i­cal in­roads in re­cent times. 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 has blamed the BJP and fol­low­ers of Mukul Roy for this mur­der. How­ever, BJP state pres­i­dent Dilip Ghosh has de­nied the charges and blamed the fac­tional fight in the TMC.

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