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BJP workers clash with police to protest attack on Union Minister Babul Supriyo

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.

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.

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.

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

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