They are the gang of Jitendra Tiwari, the TMC meyor of Asansol, came to do "action" in Bankura to win the seat back from BJP.
BJP had very good chance of winning this seat on the work of Bajrang Dal but unlike Purulia, this area does not have a contigious border with Bihar to provide the Bajrangi's a safe sanctuary. So Jihadidi is going full throttle here. Below are the some of the mission planning example for the TMC vote machinery:
1. Moved the flyweight incumbent MoonMoon Sen to Asansol and brought in heavyweight Subroto Mukherjee as candidate who is the panchayat minister of current WB govt and well known as a good administrator and good politician.
2. Using a trumped up corruption charge, got a court order against the BJP candidate Soumitra Khan to not even enter into Bankura district all throughout the polling period of 1 month. Since he could not enter, BJP did the campaign with his wife, so you can understand how the campaign was.
3. Paid enormous money to CPM to revive their own party. CPM candidate Amiya Patro used to be the district head of CPM during Buddhadev Bhattacharya period. A very well known leader and defacto ruler of the district during left rule. With TMC money and hidden patronage, CPM did a better job of campaigning than BJP. There is very little muslim vote in Bankura hence very little chance of TMC vote split; any gain by CPM will be from BJP vote share.
4. Last but not the least, the goonda gangs from all the surrounding areas where vote is not in this phase. With state machinery in their pocket, they are very well placed to move these gangs without impunity. And do not think this video is a sting operation, most likely TMC themselves have released the video. All these videos actually act as publicity towards the TMC goal of voter intimidation creating fear psychosis. Just like that saying - " There is no negetive publicity, any publicity is a good publicity".
If you notice, in every phase of WB vote, at least 1 BJP candidate has been attacked and that too in early morning. All part of the plan of the fear psychosis. Sending a message to the rest of the voting areas. And TMC does this brazenly and then turn around and says " that was BJP's internal factions attacking their own". They know very well that there won't be any enquery. Even if the ECI gives case, the case will revert to the state police as soon as the polling is over.
This is exactly the reason why BJP is doing well in the seats bordering to other states. To fight this, Bajrang Dal needs a sanctuary where the WB state machinery can not reach them. Other wise, they can go toe to toe with TMC goons but then the TMC goons will turn around and bring in official state police who will blindly penalize opponents.
One classic example was the case of rebel TMC leader Hriday Ghosh who wanted to join BJP during panchayat election. TMC goons used desi bombs to kill his father. Then the police gave case against Hriday Ghosh and his supporters for murder of his father for property. Then the case went on for years and police kept on denying bail. Hriday Ghosh and his main supporters remained behind bar. The moment they get bail in one case, promptly another case sprung on them and that too on a different court on a different pretext. As happens with such pressure, the entire team, one by one joined TMC including Hriday Ghosh. They literally didn't have any other option.
The kind of pressure the TMC goons bring in is enormous, it is hard to believe for an outsider. They do not have any boundaries, they will ruthlessly go against family members, relatives, friends. They will use evey trick in the book - physical violence, sexual harassment, social boycott, harassment in workspace, legal trouble - you can name it, they will do it. Once they mark you, it is nearly impossible to escape - the only 3 options:
a. exile - leave your place and stay far away, if possible leave the state altogether
b. stay but keep paying financial penalty in the form of donations to social events - designed to make the family a destitute within the year
c. Officially join TMC - spend a few years as a loyal foot soldier under constant scrutiny and then allowed you to become a full member
This is the reason why every time Amit Shah or some Top BJP functionary goes to meet some common poor person in WB, they officially join TMC the very next day.
And again, TMC is not doing any thing new, this entire thing was Left Front play book. The same guys who used to do this earlier has simply switched side.
This is the reason why i wish ghee shakkar to anyone expecting more than 5 seats in WB.