BJP District Committee Member was shot dead by unidentified assailants in North 24 Parganas’ Titagarh area on Sunday. Following the demise of Manish Shukla, the Opposition party called a 12-hour bandh in Barrackpore on Monday, while Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar summoned the state home secretary, and Director General of Police Virendra, to the Raj Bhavan at 10 am.
He was rushed to a private hospital in Kolkata but was declared dead at 9:20 pm. BJP workers have been protesting in large numbers in the area and there is heavy police deployment. The BJP has blamed the TMC for killing its leader whilst the TMC stated it to be the fallout within the party.