Former Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh said on Sunday that the Saffron Party and its activists who were murdered in post-election violence in West Bengal will be remembered even more during the Durga Puja festivities. The Medinipur constituency MP said his party would always stand by their family members.
The top BJP leader pointed out that as many as 53 company workers have been abominably killed by the ruling Trinamool Congress since the results of the state legislature’s poll were declared.
âMany of the killed members had actively participated in the Durga Puja celebrations in their respective regions,â Ghosh said.
Dilip Ghosh remembers the late Sarkar in Durga puja
The BJP national vice-president marked his presence near BJP activist Abhijit Sarkar who was buried in the Beleghata district of Kolkata on May 2. Ghosh recalled that Sarkar even took part in the festivities last year.
âI visited his (Abhijit Sarkar) parar pujo (Durga Puja neighborhood) to be with his family and friends. I assured them that Abhijit would get justice,â he said.
Opposition leader in the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal, Suvendu Adhikari, visited Beleghata on Saturday. âOverwhelmed by the grief of this Durga Puja in Beleghata, Kolkata. The organizers, in memory of the local boy killed Abhijit Sarkar, victim of post-election violence, refrained from playing all his joy, to honor his memory. dhaak ‘are also silent. “
Tibrewal assures party support for relatives of deceased activist
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s opponent in Bhabanipur and West Bengal BJP leader Priyanka Tibrewal, who lost to the former in the recently held side polls, also visited the puja and assured the party would extend its support to Sarkar’s family.
A TMC executive said the ruling party in the state did not want to play politics with Durga Puja.
Abhijit Sarkar was killed in the Narkeldanga region of West Bengal by workers from the Trinamool Congress (TMC). He was strangled to death with a cable. The incident infuriated BJP leaders and workers, and a violent clash took place across the state. His family later filed several inquiries into the case, after which seven people were arrested by Kolkata police. A DNA test has been ordered for Sarkar by the High Court in Calcutta. The court later turned over the post-election violence cases to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Post-election violence in West Bengal
After the announcement of the election results in the Assembly on May 2, several incidents of violence were reported in various locations. As of June 10, the West Bengal Legal Services Authority (WBLSA) had received nearly 3,243 complaints regarding a range of issues, including looting, threats, assault, sexual assault, ransom demands, land grabbing and the forced closure of businesses.