A BJP worker has been shot by a TMC activist in West Bengal's Howrah district.

According to police sources, the BJP worker is being treated at a state-run hospital in Kolkata and his condition is stated to be stable.

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The BJP, claiming it was political violence, allegedly ransacked the TMC worker's house. 

The incident took place in Chandanapara in Bagnan police station area when the BJP worker was returning home.

TMC worker Paritosh Majhi and some others stopped the BJP worker who is also his neighbor and shot at him from a close range. According to sources, the BJP worker and the TMC worker had a tiff over an old land dispute.

The TMC worker fled the spot when locals heard the gunshot.

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The BJP worker was admitted to Uluberia super-specialty hospital, from where he was shifted to a hospital in Kolkata.

The police and the ruling party in the state said the incident was a fallout of a land dispute between the two neighbors.

A police officer said, “Investigation is underway and no one has been arrested so far.”