The BJP has invited family members of slain party members in West Bengal to the oath taking ceremony of Prime Minster Narendra Modi. According to reports at least 51 BJP workers were killed in West Bengal in the past six years during panchayat elections and the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections. Though BJP sources maintain the number is well over 100.
For the mega show on Thursday that will be attended by top dignitaries of foreign nations, BJP has invited the families of violence-hit party workers.
One of the invitees, son of late Manu Hansda from Bengal’s Midnapore told ANI, “My father was killed by Trinamool goons. We are happy that we are going to Delhi. There’s peace in our area now.” Hansda will be among the over 7,000 guests who will be attending the swearing-in ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh won the Midnapore seat over Trinamool Congress’s Manas Bhunia.
This comes after the Bharatiya Party Party (BJP) dealt a massive blow to Mamata Banerjee in the recent Lok Sabha elections after it sealed 18 of 42 Parliamentary seats in the state that was so far untouched by saffron.
With just two years left to the West Bengal Assembly elections, BJP has turned out to the biggest headache for Trinamool Congress and Mamata Banerjee.
On Monday, BJP leader Mukul Roy inducted a bunch of 50 Trinamool councillors and two MLAs into the BJP, dealing another big blow to the Bengal fortress and promising to do more damage in “seven phases”.