A day after the killings of four people in Cooch Behar by Central Forces during the fourth phase of polling on Saturday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said once BJP comes to power, political and poll-related violence will end in West Bengal.
Shah stated that, ’Except for this one incident (Sitalkuchi), elections in West Bengal have been conducted peacefully so far. I promise that after BJP comes to power, political and poll-related violence will end in Bengal’.
‘Mamata Banerjee still has time to condole the fifth killing (Anand Burman) and apologise to the people of Bengal for her speech. She condoled only four people. She did not shed a single tear for Anand Burman because he belonged to a Rajvanshi community. This type of politics is not the culture of Bengal,’ later he added.
Anand Burman, a first-time voter was shot dead by unidentified persons outside a polling booth in Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar district on Saturday, according to police.
BJP claimed Burman, who is from the Rajbonsi community was its polling agent at polling booth number 85 in the Pathantuli area of Sitalkuchi.