New Delhi: BJP central leaders including Home Minister, Amit Shah, on Monday condoled the death of 85-year-old saffron party worker Shova Majumdar and termed the deceased leader as “Bengal’s daughter” taking a dig at Trinamool Congress campaign of ‘Bangla nijer meye ke chae’.
“Anguished over the demise of Bengal’s daughter Shova Majumdar ji, who was brutally beaten by TMC goons. The pain and wounds of her family will haunt Mamata didi for long,” Home Minister Shah tweeted.
He said, “Bengal will fight for a violence-free tomorrow, Bengal will fight for a safer state for our sisters and mothers”.
Among others, BJP national president J P Nadda tweeted in Bangla, “Ini o Banglar meye chhilen (She was also a daughter of Bengal)”. “The aged lady had to give her life because her son Gopal Majumdar was with the BJP. The BJP will always remember her,” Nadda’s missive said.
The news of the attack on the BJP worker and her aging mother came earlier this month. The saffron party had said both mother-son duo were beaten “mercilessly by TMC goons”. The old lady later said, “They hit me on my head and neck. They punched on my face too. I am scared. They asked me not to tell anyone about it. My whole body is in pain”.
Trinamool Congress leader Saugata Roy denied involvement of his party workers.
“She died of cardiac arrest and nothing to do with her injuries,” Roy said adding his party had nothing to do with the incident.
BJP’s IT cell chief Amit Malviya wrote: “This daughter of Bengal, someone’s mother, someone’s sister… is dead. She was brutally assaulted by TMC cadres but Mamata Banerjee didn’t have a word of compassion for her. Who will heal the wounds of her family? TMC’s politics of violence has bruised Bengal’s soul…”.