‘TMC trying to kill me’: BJP MP Arjun Singh after second bomb explosion outside his residence
A former TMC member, Arjun Singh joined the BJP prior to the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections and won from Barrackpore.
Kolkata: Nearly a week after two bombs were hurled at the residence of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arjun Singh in West Bengal, similar explosions were reported outside his house on Tuesday.
According to the Bengal Police, the explosions took place at around 9 am on a vacant patch of land, nearly 200 meters from Arjun Singh’s Bhatpara residence in North 24 Parganas. "We are investigating the matter. Our officers are there," he added.
Taking to Twitter, Singh accused Trinamool Congress (TMC) of the attack.
“The bombs were hurled in front of my house on September 8 and behind the house this morning. Criminals have no fear because they have the protection of TMC and @WBPolice. The criminals are roaming around openly, the police have become the ‘Daldas’ of the Trinamool. I was never afraid of such attacks, and I will not be afraid,” he tweeted.
Just 24 hours ago, the NIA took charge of the investigation into the bomb explosion outside BJP MP Arjun Singh’s house in Jagadal, North 24 Paraganas district.
Reacting to the second attack in less than a week, BJP MP Arjun Singh alleged that the members of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) were trying to take his life. Singh alleged that it was an attack planned by the Trinamool Congress to kill him, his family members and people close to him.
"This is nothing but a planned attack. The TMC is behind this... they are trying to kill me and my people. It's goondaraaj (lawlessness) in Bengal," Singh claimed as quoted by news agency PTI.
“West Bengal government is challenging NIA. An attempt is being made to create an atmosphere of fear. NIA should investigate where such explosives are being sourced from. I have filed an FIR”, Arjun Singh added.
No one was injured in the attack. The gate sustained minor damages.
Arjun Singh -- who was with the Trinamool Congress -- alleged that someone in the state secretariat was given the task of murdering him.
"The (state) government has arrived at the door with a bomb. Now, we have to do something in self-defence. Two months ago, a person in Nabanna was given the responsibility to have me killed," Mr Singh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
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