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Matua sect vote or faction fight – what led to TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas’s murder?

Trinamool Congress MLA Satyajit Biswas. Photograph:( Facebook )

WION Web Team Kolkata, West Bengal, India Feb 10, 2019, 08.47 PM (IST)

By: Kamalika Sengupta
 

This was the first time under TMC rule that a sitting MLA – Satyajit Biswas – was shot dead. The incident took place in Krishnagunj of Nadia district on Sunday has shaken political circles.

The TMC immediately blamed BJP for the murder and an FIR was also lodged against Mukul Roy – Mamata’s former number two who switched camps. 

On the other hand, BJP claims it’s a faction fight over the land syndicate issue.

Interestingly, Satyajit Biswas represented the Matua community, which is being eyed by BJP. 

PM Modi came to Thakurnagar to coax that particular voter base. 

The TMC claims that Satyajit Biswas was the face of the Matua community, and the cold-blooded killing was a result of Biswas refusing to switch camps and get Matua votes for the BJP. 

Gauri Shankar Dutta, TMC’s district president alleged that BJP leaders conspired to kill Biswas as he defeated the BJP candidate twice by a huge margin.

In FIR too Matua popularity of Satyajit has been written and the fact that he became hindrance of BJP was also stressed on.

But BJP nowhere is to buy TMC theory, to them, he used to deal with land this may be the outcome of faction fight on land.

Moreover, Mukul Roy stated, " Please independent agency should investigate into this and truth should come out its there infighting and BJP should not be involved ".

Further to this TMC Matua leader like MP Mamata Thakur reached victims house and staged the protest in Bengal portraying that BJP killed a Matua.

Matua community is a sect of Vaishnavite Hinduism, which originated from present-day Bangladesh.

Story highlights

The TMC claims that Satyajit Biswas was the face of the Matua community, and the cold-blooded killing was a result of Biswas refusing to switch camps and get Matua votes for the BJP.