BJP workers on Monday (November 2) staged a protest outside several police stations across West Bengal, seeking justice for party activists who, they claimed, were murdered by miscreants backed by the ruling Trinamool party. Hundreds of BJP workers raised slogans against the TMC government, claiming that BJP activists were being targeted by the Mamata Banerjee-led party.

Top leaders of the BJP have alleged several times in the past that more than 100 party workers have been killed by goons backed by the ruling Trinamool Congress during Mamata Banerjee’s regime. The TMC, however, has rubbished the allegations.

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The BJP’s state president, Dilip Ghosh said, "More than 120 party workers had been killed by TMC-sheltered goons in the state in recent times.”

Countering the allegations, TMC Secretary General Partha Chatterjee told that the BJP was trying to foment trouble and disrupt peace in West Bengal.

A 32-year-old man Bijoy Shil was found hanging from a tree at Kalyani in Nadia around 50 km north of Kolkata, on Sunday.

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While BJP alleged that Shil was an active party worker and was murdered by TMC goons, TMC claimed that Shil was a TMC worker, though not active, and had probably died by suicide.

In September, Madan Ghorai, who the BJP claimed was its activist, allegedly died in police custody in Khanakul area of Hooghly district. 

BJP councillor Manish Shukla was shot dead in Titagarh area of North 24 Parganas earlier last month.

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Following the alleged killings, BJP decided to stage a protest outside the police stations in Kolkata and in the adjoining districts. 

Senior BJP leaders including MPs led the protests at various places.