Expressing shock over the ‘targeted political killings’ in West Bengal, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of not responding to his urgent messages over the situation. BJP Coucillor Manish Shukla had allegedly been murdered yesterday in Titagarh. The BJP had called for a 12-hour bandh in Barrackpore on Monday over the issue.

Dhankhar has summoned the West Bengal Additional Chief Secretary (Home) and the Sirector General of Police today (Monday) in the wake of “worsening law and order situation” leading to the dastardly killing of Councillor Manish Shukla in Titagarh.

BJP’s Central Observer for West Bengal, Kailash Vijayvargiya demanded Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter. The West Bengal Governor and CM have had several heated exchanges in the past over a wide variety of issues ranging from policies to political violence in the state.

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Earlier West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar had summoned top officials of the Mamata Banerjee government to the Raj Bhavan at 10 am on Monday after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councillor Manish Shukla was allegedly shot dead in Titagarh of North 24 Parganas on Sunday.

West Bengal unit of BJP had accused TMC of killing Shukla and demanded a CBI probe into the matter. Jagdeep Dhankhar has summoned the West Bengal Additional Chief Secretary (Home) and the DGP for today (Monday) in the wake of “worsening law and order situation” leading to the dastardly killing of Councillor Manish Shukla in Titagarh.

The BJP state unit said in a tweet that Bengal was being turned into a place where murders were normalised! Manish Shukla, BJP councillor from Titagarh was shot by TMC goons. It further said that These series of murders clearly indicates towards your inevitable end TMC.

BJP’s Central Observer for West Bengal, Kailash Vijayvargiya demanded Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the matter. “BJP worker Manish Shukla has been shot dead in front of Titagarh Police Station (in North 24 Parganas district). This matter should be investigated by CBI,” Vijayvargiya said in a tweet.

BJP’s state president Dilip Ghosh called the incident as “Political terrorism” of TMC. “The horrific murder of BJP’s youth leader, lawyer and former councillor Manish Shukla is reprehensible. This is an example of the bloody politics of Paschim Banga under TMC. Can any justice be expected from this state Government? #PoliticalTerrorism of TMC,” Ghosh said in a tweet.

BJP’s state vice president Arjun Singh in a tweet said, “Manish was my younger brother, always stood with me as my shield. Today he is martyred for the land of Bengal, Barrackpore and Bengal will remember this sacrifice. TMC, its leaders and police will all have to bear the brunt of this mistake and misdeeds.”

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