A day after Union Minister Babul Supriyo was attacked with bricks allegedly by Trinamool Congress activists, BJP workers took to streets to protest against the attack, reported ANI.
Kolkata: BJP workers protest against attack on Babul Supriyo pic.twitter.com/puoSIg4Jxg
— ANI (@ANI_news) October 20, 2016
In Kolkata, the workers came out in support of Supriyo and clashed with the police. Supriyo thanked everyone who stood up from him during Thursday’s agitation.
From the bottom of heart and with utmost sincerity&gratitude, I wud like 2 thank everyone who stood up for me in today's agitations in WB 🙏🏼
— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) October 20, 2016
He was attacked on Wednesday while on his way to a police station to stage a protest against the arrest of some BJP workers.
Video footage of the incident showed Supriyo standing on the footboard of a vehicle and a stone landing on his chest. BJP sources said the Union minister received injuries in the attack, according to a PTI report.
The BJP had reportedly planned a bandh in Asansol on Thursday and Supriyo tweeted that he has requested the BJP president of West Bengal to withdraw the protest. Nevertheless, the protest did happen and BJP activists clashed with the police.
However, just hours after this tweet, he complained about the police detaining BJP supporters rather than TMC “goons”.
A clash had ensued between the supporters of the BJP and the TMC when the saffron party workers were proceeding for the protest on Wednesday.
Instead of arresting these TMC goons, Police detain&book BJP supporters who were not evn close 2 where MalayGhatak's men were causing mayhem https://t.co/xkV5HaxHCX
— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) October 19, 2016
Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday condemned the attack and asked the state government to take immediate action against the guilty.
With inputs from PTI
Updated Date: Oct 20, 2016 16:53 PM