At least three persons suffered serious injuries when West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh's convoy was attacked by unidentified miscreants in East Midnapore district today, news agency ANI reported.
At least three persons suffered serious injuries when West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh’s convoy was attacked by unidentified miscreants in East Midnapore district today, news agency ANI reported. It said that the incident took place outside Janamangal Samiti meeting hall near Contai bus stand. Ghosh, however, escaped unhurt in the incident.
Photos tweeted by ANI show the rear glass of Ghosh’s vehicle in which he was travelling completely shattered. Speaking later, Ghosh accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of Mamata Banerjee for the deadly attack on his convoy. He said that the TMC workers are attacking opposition leaders out of frustration.
“TMC is unable to stop us democratically and is using goons and police to intimidate us by showing their muscle power,” he said.
“The TMC workers broke the window panes of my car and damaged 15 motorbikes that were a part of the contingent accompanying me. Three of our workers have received serious injuries in the attack,” he added.
The BJP leader also said that he had faced similar attacks on earlier occasions. “We are prepared for it. We know they will anything to stop the BJP. This is the kind of situation we have been facing in Bengal,” he said.
Ghosh alleged that local TMC MP Dibyendu Adhikari and police officers were present at the spot when his car was attacked by the miscreants.
Adhikari, however, refuted the allegations and said he was nowhere near the site of the incident. “I was passing through the area when I came to know that Ghosh was shown black flags by his own partymen. The attack was the result of the saffron party’s internal fight,” he claimed.
The TMC has never stopped the BJP from holding any meeting anywhere in the state, the MP said. “It was unfortunate that the BJP president made such allegations.”
According to police, Ghosh’s car came under attack when he arrived here in the morning with a contingent of 10-12 cars attend a meeting.
“Ghosh was shown black flags while entering the venue of a party meeting near Contai central bus stand. The miscreants also broke the window panes of the state BJP president’s car,” a police officer said.
He added that the situation was under control and Ghosh’s meet underway as per schedule. “Policemen have been deployed in huge numbers in the area and we are looking into the situation, trying to identify the miscreants,” the officer added.