A convoy of cars led by West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh was on Saturday attacked in West Bengal North 24 Parganas district, triggering a scuffle between activists of the BJP party and the ruling TMC , local administration said.
While the BJP accused the TMC of attacking the rally at Minakha, the ruling party denied the charge and alleged that workers of the saffron camp vandalised its party office in the area.
Local administration said that at least two vehicles, which were at the rear part of the saffron party’s ‘Parivartan Yatra’ rally, were damaged after stones were thrown at them at Malancha under Minakha police station area.
The BJP launched Parivartan Yatra rallies ahead of the assembly election in the state, which is likely to be held in April-May.
The BJP also claimed that four party workers were injured after bombs were hurled at two tableaus.
The local administration however, said that no bombs were used in the attack and there was no report of any casualty.
Activists of the two parties were engaged in a scuffle after the vehicles were attacked, police said.
Barrackpore’s BJP MP Arjun Singh alleged that stones were thrown from a TMC party office and bombs were used in the attack.
TMC leaders alleged that BJP workers vandalised their party office in the area.
TMC’s North 24 PGS district President and State Food Minister Jyotipriyo Mallick denied all the allegations raised by BJP.Jyotipriyo Mallick further said that the people of Bengal will not support the BJP’s divisive politics. The TMC district President also claimed that BJP’s Paribortan Yatra was a flop show because there were lack of people’s participations in the said Yatra.That is why BJP fabricated story of attack on Dilip Ghosh’s convoy to seek media attention. Jyotipriyo Mallick alleges that the BJP supporters vandalised TMC Party office during the Yatra.