“West Bengal is slipping into a ‘mafia raj’-like situation like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The way a councillor was shot dead in front of a police station by using a sten gun is shameful,” said West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on killing of party leader Manish Shukla. (PTI)
In reply, the Trinamool Congress said it is good that he accepted that Mafia-raj existed in those two states where the BJP is in power.
“It is good that he has accepted that Mafia raj exists in BJP-ruled UP and Bihar. We are happy that at least for once, he has spoken the truth,” senior TMC leader and minister Firhad Hakim said.
“The law and order situation of Bengal is worsening with each passing day. The police are hand in glove in the conspiracy to kill a mass leader like Shukla,” Mr Ghosh said.
He added, “”More than 120 BJP workers have been killed in the state in the last few years.”
On Sunday, Manish Shukla, a councillor of Titagarh Municipality, was shot dead by two bike-borne assailants.