Kolkata, May 21, 2019 : Senior BJP leader and party’s in-charge for West Bengal Kailash Vijayvargiya has alleged that state’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee can get the saffron party candidate from Barrackpore Arhun Singh killed in an encounter, Zeenews reported.
Taking to Twitter, Vijayvargiya alleged that Mamata Banerjee has ordered the Police Commissioner of the area, Sunil Choudhary to arrest Arjun Singh.
He also cast apprehensions that Singh may be killed in an encounter.
BJP general secretary Vijayvargiya warned that Mamata Banerjee will be held responsible if anything happens to Arjun Singh.
Trinamool Congress’ four-time legislator Arjun Singh had joined the BJP in March, giving a boost to the party’s prospects in the state ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
Singh joined the BJP in presence of party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and senior state BJP leader Mukul Roy in the national capital.
Downplaying the development, the TMC refused to give much importance to Singh’s switch-over and challenged him to seek re-election from his Assembly seat Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district on a BJP ticket.
Singh has contested the Lok Sabha polls from the Barrackpore seat as BJP candidate against TMC heavyweight and former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi.
Singh joined the BJP after expelled TMC MP Anupam Hazra joined the saffron party.