Krishnanagar, Feb 9 : Ruling Trinamool Congress Legislator Satyajit Biswas from Krishnaganj was shot dead by unidentified gunmen from a close range when he was participating at a Saraswati puja celebration this evening.
The miscreants left behind the revolver, which was seized by police.
The Legislator, representing the Krishnaganj Assembly segment, was watching a function after the inauguration of Saraswati Puja at Magdia Fulbari area.
He was sitting on the front row and watching the function along with some state ministers and lawmakers, state education minister and TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said.
He said the murder was a premeditated conspiracy and squarely blamed the BJP for the incident.
Senior BJP leader Sayantan Basu denied it and said the murder happened owing to the infighting in the ruling TMC.
Mr Basu demanded a CBI probe into the murder.
The has incident fuelled up tension in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha poll.(UNI)