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The fast set off of the remark was the alleged assault on Murshidabad district BJP leaders Sudipto Chatterjee and Tapas Ghosh.
- PTI Kolkata
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Stirring up an issue, a senior BJP chief on Monday cautioned the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal that if the assaults continued on saffron occasion activists and leaders didn’t cease within the state, the occasion will retaliate by concentrating on 4 TMC leaders for every such incident in future.
The fast set off of the remark was the alleged assault on Murshidabad district BJP leaders Sudipto Chatterjee and Tapas Ghosh. Bombs have been hurled at their automobile at Domkol in Murshidabad smashing its windscreen after they have been coming back from a celebration workshop on Sunday.
West Bengal BJP vice-president Biswapriyo Roy Chowdhury instructed newsmen that two occasion leaders had a slender escape. BJP chief Manish Shukla was shot lifeless in full public view close to Titagarh police station within the outskirts of town on October four in a conspiracy hatched by the ruling TMC, he alleged.
“Every day our workers and leaders are under attack. Some are being killed. If there is no proper investigation into the incidents, if the culprits are not tracked and arrested, we will be forced to take a different path. We will first protest, then resist and ultimately retaliate,” Roy Chowdhury stated.
He cited the instance of Kerala, the place, he stated “ The RSS and BJP came under attack there in the past by Marxists. When democratic protests failed, four (Marxists) were targeted for every single RSS-BJP activist killed.
“If all other ways of protest fail to yield results, if the prime accused in the attacks are not punished, we will adopt the same formula of four for one in West Bengal. We will choose district-level leaders, state-level leaders,” the BJP chief stated. On persistent queries on his remark, Roy Chowdhury stated he believed in peaceable protest in a democracy.
“But if all forms of protest fail and the culprits roam freely, if police fail to take action, we have the right to resist and as final resort to retaliate,” he elaborated.
The chief was, nonetheless, fast to add “I can assure that once BJP comes to power in 2021 (state assembly polls) there will be no attacks on political opponents in the state and we will fix the corrupt police officers by legal means”.
The saffron occasion had earlier claimed that over 100 of its activists, together with an MLA, have been killed in TMC conspiracies in current occasions within the state. Another state unit vice-president and MP Arjun Singh stated the BJP will transfer the Calcutta High Court demanding CBI probe into Manish Shukla homicide case.
“If there is delay in filing the case and hearing we can even approach the Supreme Court with the same demand,” he stated and alleged that one of many most important accused within the homicide was allowed to escape to Bangladesh by the ruling TMC. On the controversy over the turban episode throughout BJP’s march to the state secretariat on October 8, he alleged that cadres of the ruling TMC carrying police helmet and jackets had rained blows on the Sikh particular person whose headgear fell off throughout a scuffle with the police.
“Had we wanted we could have retaliated against police. We were larger in number on that day. But we didn’t,” Singh added.