Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Satyajit Biswas from Krishnagunj in Nadia district was shot dead, reports news agency ANI.
Biswas was shot dead during a Saraswati Puja celebration in the area.
Nadia is a district bordering Bangladesh and the BJP has made significant political inroads in recent times. Satyajit Biswas was involved with the Matua community, which has remained politically sensitive both for the TMC and the BJP.
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