Kolkata: Unidentified gunmen shot and injured a Trinamool Congress chief in West Bengal’s Hooghly district on Tuesday (Could 11), as sporadic violence continued to happen within the state after the occasion returned to energy in a landslide victory on Could 2.
The TMC accused the BJP of being concerned within the assault, a cost denied by the saffron occasion.
A police officer stated that Aditya Niyogi, former vice-chairman of Bansberia Municipality, was shot at when he was shopping for greens at a neighborhood market.
The TMC chief was initially taken to a close-by hospital, from the place medical doctors referred him to a medical facility in Kolkata, he stated.
At the very least 16 folks, primarily from the BJP and the TMC, have been killed in post-poll violence in West Bengal and a lot of the killings have been reported until Could three when the legislation and order was beneath the Election Fee, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated on Could 6.
The state authorities on Monday instructed the Calcutta Excessive Courtroom that there was no post-poll political violence within the state since Could 9.
“BJP employees attacked Niyogi. They have been aided by a bunch of traitors from inside the TMC, who’ve been uncovered after the meeting elections,” native TMC MLA Tapan Dasgupta stated.
Saffron occasion leaders, nevertheless, claimed that the incident was the fallout of a factional feud inside the TMC.
Political clashes left a lot of folks useless and injured within the state for the reason that outcomes of the meeting elections have been introduced within the state.
The Ministry of Residence Affairs had despatched a crew of officers to West Bengal to take inventory of the state of affairs. Banerjee took exception to the central crew’s go to “inside 24 hours of the swearing-in”, alleging that it’s visiting houses of the BJP supporters solely.
The CM had stated that incidents of violence occurred largely in Cooch Behar district and in these locations the place the BJP has received the election.
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday stated he’ll go to areas affected by post-poll violence in Cooch Behar district on Thursday.
The Left events and the Congress have additionally alleged their supporters and occasion workplaces got here beneath the assault of TMC activists.