State BJP president and MP Dilip Ghosh today condemned chief minister’s “attempt to politicize” the killing of five laborers from Bengal in Kashmir by terrorists. He said that thousands of innocent people have become victim of terror in Kashmir and labourers from West Bengal are unfortunate as the other victims.

“There can’t be any politics over such killings but Banerjee is doing exactly that while she has herself failed to stop terror unleashed by her own party activists in the state,” he said. Ghosh also said why labourers have to leave their state and said the TMC government should take steps to generate employment to stop migration.Banerjee on Thursday slammed the BJP for asking why people from the state require to go all the way to Kashmir for work, and said people have the freedom to go anywhere they like in the country.

Banerjee said the comments of some BJP leaders in the wake of the killing are shameful and infringe on the Constitutional right of every Indian to go and work wherever he or she likes. The CM said, people from different linguistic and religious communities live in harmony and peace in West Bengal, observing their own rituals and following their own food habits. Ghosh said under compulsion those people, who were killed by terrorists in Kashmir took risk to work there.

“Here is no employment opportunity. So under compulsion people are leaving the state taking risk. Miss Banerjee is now politicizing the issue. This incident is shocking,” he said. Ghosh also today sought deployment of central forces for ensuring “free and fair” bypolls to three assembly seats in the state. The by-elections to Kharagpur Sadar assembly seat in West Midnapore district, Karimpur in Nadia and Kaliaganj in Uttar Dinajpur will be held on 25 November. “We have seen widespread violence in West Bengal during the last Lok Sabha polls. So, we want a free and fair bypolls in the state and for that deployment of central forces is a must,” Ghosh said.