As the BJP leaders in West Bengal wonder why the murders of their party workers in their state fail to get as much attention from the media, the number keeps on increasing as elections come close in the state.
The interesting point that should be noted that most of these murders go unregistered and all these killings are never investigated but the victims always belong to one party which easily points out towards political rivalry as the main motive.
Unlike Kashmir’s murders of BJP Leaders, in West Bengal, nobody claims the responsibility of killings and are passed off as gang rivalry, factionalism, suicide, and so on but the ground reality is very different.
According to West Bengal BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu, as many as 123 BJP workers have been killed in the state since 2013. Even the national chief of BJP JP Nadda’s convoy was attacked by TMC goons last week.
Yesterday, another BJP activist Sukhdeb Pramanik’s body was retreived from a pond in Purbasthali area.
The hypocrisy in the Indian society is so much that people of opposite ideologies and media refuses to show the news or even condemn the actions let alone call it ‘fascism or dictatorship’.
According to the booklet released by BJP state president Dilip Ghosh, during the seven years (June 16, 2013, to July 17, 2020), the maximum number of killings of the BJP workers (33 total) took place in 2018. Most of these killings were on account of the violence that was unleashed in the wake of the panchayat elections held in the state in 2018.
“It is a real killing field out here,” West Bengal BJP vice-president Joy Prokash Majumdar said. Majumdar himself was physically assaulted last year during an Assembly bypoll in which he was the BJP candidate.
Even Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee refused to attend the oath ceremony of Narendra Modi’s second term as Prime Minister because the event was also attended by family members of BJP workers murdered in Bengal allegedly by TMC and her self guilt was visible.