New Delhi, April 18: A Trinamool Congress leader named Dulal Biswas was allegedly shot dead by a group of assailants inside the party office in Nadia district of West Bengal on Monday.
Biswas, a panchayat leader of Nadia district's Bagula was brutally shot dead in his office.
He suffered multiple injuries in the abdomen. He was rushed to the Krishnanagar Hospital but was declared "dead on arrival" by the doctors.
His son was present outside the party office when the murder took place. He claimed to have recognised a few people to be active members of local Bharatiya Janata Party and Left Front units.
"I was standing in front of the party office when 10-12 men came on a bike and instantly started firing at my father. I recognised a few of them. They are active members of CPI-M and BJP units," he said.
"This is an attempt to politically weaken the Trinamool Congress in the area. We are all beside the bereaved family and the party activists here. The administration would strictly handle the issue," said party Secretary General Partha Chatterjee.
"This is a cowardly act... The BJP is doing the politics of terror. No one will be spared in this incident," said Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee.
Meanwhile, BJP state president Dilip Ghosh denied the accusations and alleged that Trinamool Congress was trying to cover up its shortcomings and internal feud by putting the blame on BJP.