BJP claims two party workers were injured in firing by West Bengal Police for chanting 'Jai Shri Ram' at TMC meeting in Bankura

Bankura (West Bengal): BJP on Saturday alleged that two of its party workers sustained injuries in police firing after they raised Jai Shri Ram slogan at Panchasayar in West Bengal's Bankura district.

The incident occurred when a clash broke out between BJP and TMC workers after a group of BJP workers chanted Jai Shri Ram at TMC MP Suvendu Adhikary's public meeting in Bankura.

 BJP claims two party workers were injured in firing by West Bengal Police for chanting Jai Shri Ram at TMC meeting in Bankura

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A 14-year-old boy was also injured in the firing.

Accusing the police of firing at the workers, BJP's Bankura MP, Subhas Sarkar, said, "Police say they resorted to firing to quell the rioting mobs, which is wrong."

The injured have been shifted to the nearby Bankura Medical College and Hospital.

In West Bengal, the slogan Jai Shri Ram has led to several political controversies in the recent past. Even state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had lost her temper more than once over BJP supporters chanting Jai Shri Ram at her rallies.

She had accused the BJP of using a religious slogan as a party slogan in a "misconceived manner".

On 13 June, over five people had sustained injuries after violence erupted between student wings of TMC and BJP at Arambagh Kalikapur Netaji Mahavidyalaya in Hooghly allegedly over chanting of Jai Shri Ram slogan.

Updated Date: Jun 23, 2019 13:29:30 IST