Kolkata December30, 2020
West Bengal’s Howrah became the center of violence once again today. A TMC supporter was shot dead by unknown assailants. In yet another incident, Suvendu Adhikari, the newly elected BJP leader, was conducting a “padyatra.” When violence broke out between the BJP and TMC representatives.This violence today broke out in Nandigram. The BJP accused TMC workers of causing disruption and hampering their peaceful rally. A number of buses and cars were destroyed today. Howrah and Nandigram both witnessed scenes of fighting and violence today. While BJP issued a statement saying that it was TMC workers who had attacked them, TMC has strongly denied these charges. Meanwhile Mamta who has come under a lot of flak decided to go ahead with her routine as planned by her.
Mamata has sarcastically asked BJP to try and win 30 seats at least in the forthcoming Bengal elections in 2022. A visibly annoyed Mamata said that BJP was trying to deviate the issue and spoiling the culture of Bengal by falsely implicating TMC. In her public address today, she also said that the saffron party may have bought a few MLA’s but could never buy TMC. She was addressing a rally in Bolpur today.
When news of the TMC worker being shot reached the people, uncontrolled violence broke out in support of the worker. The air hung heavy with the prevailing tension in Howrah.
BJP leaders held a road show today in 24 Paraganas. The BJP rally had leaders like Babul Supriyo, Arjun Singh, Suvendu Adhikari who is a TMC defector, Subhranshu Roy and Saumitra Khan participated. The polls in Bengal are scheduled for mid-next year, 2021.