A BJP worker was found dead in Kolkata this morning, before Amit Shah’s visit to the city. The soaring relationship between the BJP and TMC further escalated after the murder of a saffron supporter. Both factions blame each other for violence and killings.
Home minister Amit Shah is currently on a visit to West Bengal. He has a busy schedule, having shared lunch with Border Security Force (BSF) jawans yesterday. He is scheduled to address party workers, meet with the top brass of the state BJP members, and so on.
At a time when Amit Shah is in West Bengal, a man, known as a Bharatiya Janata Party worker, was found hanging from the ceiling of an abandoned room in Kolkata’s Chitpur-Cossipore area. The identity of the man has been confirmed as Arjun Chourasiya. He was found hanging on Friday, May 6. The saffron party claims that it was a pre-planned murder.
A witness, who said he was a BJP worker, said, “This was definitely a murder. He was hanged after the murder. His legs were touching the floor. “
Deceased, an active BJP worker
BJP President Kalyan Chaubey said Chourasiya was an active karyakarta and the vice-president of the BJP’s youth wing in Kolkata.
Senior Bengal BJP leader Rahul Sinha said the man was murdered on the orders of top Trinamool leaders because of Amit Shah’s visit. “Our worker Arjun Chowrasia was murdered and hanged in the same Trinamool-style only because Home Minister Amit Shah’s programmes are scheduled today.”
TMC hit back strongly and denied the charge. “The allegations against us are baseless.” “Let the police investigate the matter,” said Trinamool MP Santanu Sen.
The deceased was planning to lead a 200-member bike rally in the wake of the visit of Amit Shah.
Amit Shah, who is in West Bengal, urged his party men to postpone any grand welcome plans on Friday regarding the death of Chourasiya. Shah said he would visit the deceased’s family.
Shah has been planning to visit BCCI president Sourav Ganguly at his residence. Currently, he is on a tour of West Bengal to lift the morale of the party workers.