Indore: A day after a BJP worker was shot dead in Palia village in Sanwer, former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on Monday said it is yet another political killing of his party worker but BJP will not allow Madhya Pradesh to become West Bengal. “Chief minister Kamal Nath should understand that we will not allow MP to become Bengal,” he told reporters alleging a “series of murders of BJP workers in the state”. The BJP vice president alleged that Nemichand Tanwar (60) was killed due to political rivalry and voting for BJP on Sunday.
On Monday, Chouhan visited late Tanwar’s wife and sons, who received pellet injuries during the incident, at SAIMS hospital here. Chouhan said Congressmen on Sunday asked Tanwar whom he voted for. “When he replied that he voted for BJP, he was beaten up and later killed,” he added. Tanwar was shot dead by Congress leader Arun Sharma and his two sons, Pankaj and Navin. All the three are absconding. The former chief minister alleged that BJP workers in the state are not only being terrorised and threatened but are also being “murdered”. Chouhan announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for Tanwar’s kin from the state party unit. He warned of protests by BJP if accused is not arrested soon.