TMC, BJP workers clash in West Bengal following Amit Shah's rally in Kanthi; at least three injured
Amit Shah, addressing the rally in West Bengal's Kanthi, launched a scathing attack on the TMC government and vowed to uproot it.
Shah, addressing the rally in Kanthi, launched a scathing attack on the TMC government and vowed to uproot it
Sources in the BJP and TMC said at least three persons were injured in the clashes
The BJP alleged that buses in which party workers were returning from Shah's rally were ransacked and set on fire
Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress (TMC) party office was ransacked and vehicles ferrying Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers were set on fire in clashes that broke out following a rally by BJP chief Amit Shah at Kanthi in East Midnapore district of West Bengal on Tuesday, the parties claimed.
Sources in the two parties said three persons were injured in the clashes. No confirmation was available from the police.
The BJP alleged that buses in which party workers were returning from Shah's rally were ransacked and set on fire allegedly by TMC activists.
The TMC on the other hand claimed that BJP workers had attacked a local party office in Kanthi and vandalised it.
"Irked TMC supporters then retaliated and clashes broke out," they said.
"When our supporters were returning from Amit Shah's rally they were attacked by TMC activists. This is a shame. We condemn it," BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said.
Senior TMC leader Suvendu Adhikari claimed that the BJP is trying to disturb peace and stability in the district.
"BJP workers attacked our party offices and this led to retaliation by our workers. If our party office is attacked are we going to offer sweets?" he said.
Shah, addressing the rally, launched a scathing attack on the TMC government and vowed to uproot it.
He had alleged that TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee's paintings were bought by chit fund owners for crores of rupees.
The Balurghat MP further said Mamata Banerjee should 'stop harbouring ambitions of becoming the next PM' and concentrate on running Bengal properly
Tibrewal, a lawyer by profession, is one of the petitioners in the post-poll violence cases against the TMC government in the Calcutta High Court.
Supriyo had differences with BJP since the day he was dropped as a Union minister