Kolkata: After the death of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker Gopal Majumdar’s 85-year-old mother, Shobha Majumdar, from Nimta on Monday (March 29) the Union Home Minister took it to his Twitter handle to express his condolences.
“Anguished over the demise of Bengal`s daughter Shova Majumdar ji, who was brutally beaten by TMC goons. The pain & wounds of her family will haunt Mamata didi for long. Bengal will fight for a violence-free tomorrow, Bengal will fight for a safer state for our sisters & mothers,” Amit Shah said.
The 85-year-old woman, Shobha Majumdar was a victim of alleged Nimta poll violence. Earlier, her family had made claims that goons belonging to the Trinamool Congress (TMC) had beaten the old women last month in the North 24 Parganas district.
Additionally, BJP National President JP Nadda also took it to social media and said, “I wish peace to Nimta’s old mother Shobha Majumdar’s soul. She had to sacrifice her life for her son Gopal Majumdar being in BJP.
BJP will always remember her sacrifice. She was Bengal’s ‘mother’ as well as its ‘daughter’. BJP will always fight for the safety of Bengal’s mothers and daughters.”
After the death of the old lady in the wee hours of Monday, TMC MP Saugata Roy explained the incident in an interview with ANI news agency. “There was an altercation between a BJP worker, Gopal Majumdar, and a TMC supporter in front of Gopal’s house, a month ago.
Gopal fell down & his mother got agitated thinking that her son was being attacked & in the process, she also fell down,” said Saugata Roy.
Earlier, BJP worker Gopal Majumdar and his mother had told the media, “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.”
Meanwhile, ahead of the second phase of West Bengal assembly elections, TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday (March 29) held a roadshow in Nandigram on a wheelchair. The roadshow witnessed involvement of thousands of people around the TMC chief waving party flags.