Kolkata: In the backdrop of the death of Trinamool Congress worker Dildar Sheikh on Monday, at Suri I block in Birbhum, Senior Trinamool Congress leader and the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim slams the opposition.
Hakim said “They (BJP) do not have any foothold in Bengal and that is the reason behind bringing in miscreants, including sharp shooters from Jharkhand, to kill people here.”
Dildar was found lying in a pool of blood outside a house, with injuries on his stomach. A large contingent of police was pressed into action and they brought the situation under control. The police took Dildar to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
Hakim said that it is the same team from Jharkhand that had created trouble earlier at Mohammadbazar and Nalhati, which was behind the incident at Suri, where their party worker Dildar was killed.
The victim’s family members have clearly stated that he was an active Trinamool Congress worker for the past 10 years. Anubrata Mondal, Trinamool Congress Birbhum district president, said that Dildar was an active member of his party for the past 10 years.
However, BJP leaders had been claiming that the victim was a BJP worker. Terming BJP as a “dangabaj” political party, Hakim said: “They have unleashed terror in different parts of the country and now they have come to Bengal to disturb the peace, which is the tradition of the state.”
He said: “They have their government in Jharkhand and are taking its advantage. They are bringing in miscreants in Bengal.”