Kolkata: A leader of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress was killed in a bomb attack in South 24 Parganas district, police said on Thursday.
According to police, Trinamool leader Abdul Mollah was attacked with bombs by unidentified men while he was returning from an election meeting on Wednesday night in Kakdwip, some 100 km from state capital Kolkata.
The Trinamool has accused the Congress of orchestrating the attack.
“Mollah was campaigning for me and it is clear that he was killed by Congress goons,” Sunderbans Affairs Minister and Trinamool legislator Manturam Pakhira said.
Rubishing Pakhira’s allegations, the Congress said Mollah’s killing was the result of “Trinamool’s faction feud”.