BJP leader shot dead in Bengal; party calls for 12-hour shotdown

Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced a 12-hour shutdown in Bagan assembly constituency on Thursday in West Bengal. The party has called a shutdown in protest against the murder of Kinkar Majhi, the leader of Bagan area. The BJP alleges that Trinamool Congress (TMC) activists have killed their party leader Kinkar Majhi for political reasons.

However, this charge has been categorically denied by the ruling party. In view of the bandh, the administration has made strict security arrangements. In the past too, BJP has protested in the state over the killing of party leaders. Police said BJP leader Kinkar Majhi was shot dead on October 24 due to a land dispute near his house in Bagan. Kinker Majhi was shot in the stomach. He died in a hospital in Kolkata. One of the two persons involved in the murder has been arrested.

However, BJP claims that their leader Majhi has been killed by Trinamool Congress goons. On Wednesday (October 28), along with the locals, BJP workers burnt tires on the highway and blocked NH-16 in the Manasatal region. Howrah Rural District BJP unit president Sibshankar Baez, who staged a protest in front of the Bagan police station, demanded that a person named in the FIR by the deceased's wife to be arrested soon.

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