Kolkata: Debendra Nath Roy, a member of the West Bengal legislative assembly (MLA) from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was found dead near his house in north Bengal’s Uttar Dinajpur district on Monday morning.
BJP leaders and his family members have alleged that he was murdered.
BJP president J.P Nadda has expressed “shock” at Roy’s “deplorable and suspected heinous killing” and condemned the incident.
He questioned the rise of “gunda raj” in West Bengal under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s watch amid the worsening law and order in the state, which is slated to hold assembly polls next year, where the BJP is seen to be the primary challenger to the CM’s citadel.
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