West Bengal BJP activist Yuva Morcha ‘killed’, party cancels all celebrations for welcoming Amit Shah in Kolkata


The body of BJP activist Yuva Morcha Arjun Chowrasia (27) was found hanged in Ghosh Bagan neighborhood inside an abandoned building. The party claims he was assassinated by the ruling Trinamool Congress

West Bengal BJP activist Yuva Morcha ‘killed’, party cancels all celebrations for welcoming Amit Shah in Kolkata – ANI

The West Bengal BJP said on Friday that all celebrations to welcome Union Home Minister Amit Shah to Kolkata have been canceled after the “unfortunate murder” of a party employee. The body of Arjun Chowrasia (27) was found hanged in the Chitpur district of the city.

In a tweet, BJP West Bengal said: “The death and murder of our committed karyakarta Arjun Chowrasia (27), a resident of Kashipur Assembly, is deeply saddening. Considering the unfortunate murder, all celebrations for to welcome Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah to the canceled Kolkata booth.”

The body of BJP activist Yuva Morcha was found hanged in the Ghosh Bagan neighborhood inside an abandoned building, but the party claims he was murdered by the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC ).

The Mamata Banerjee-led TMC, meanwhile, denied the accusation. Party MP Santanu Sen said, “The allegations against us are baseless. Let the police investigate the case”.

North Kolkata BJP Chairman Kalyan Choubey said Arjun Chowrasia was a very active member of the party.

A senior BJP official said Amit Shah, who is on a two-day visit to West Bengal, will visit Chowrasia residence on Friday afternoon.

“He was an efficient party employee. We found him dead this morning,” BJP spokesman Samik Bhattacharya said.

Another senior BJP official said Shah was upset after hearing the news. “Amit Shah asked us to cancel his big welcome at NSC Bose airport,” he added.

The Union Home Minister will arrive in Kolkata from North Bengal on the second leg of his two-day visit.

The police informed that the investigation into the incident had been opened.

With PTI entries

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