KOLKATA: 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.
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.
भाजपा प्रत्याशी खतरे में !!!#WestBengal की CM #MamataBanerjee ने कमिश्नर सुनील चौधरी को बैरकपुर के #BJP प्रत्याशी अर्जुन सिंह जी को गिरफ्तार करने का आदेश दिया है! अर्जुन जी की जान को ख़तरा है! उनका एनकाउंटर भी किया जा सकता है।
उन्हें कुछ हुआ तो जिम्मेदार ममता जी होंगी!
— Chowkidar Kailash Vijayvargiya (@KailashOnline) May 21, 2019
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.