TMC, BJP workers clash in West Bengal following Amit Shah's rally in Kanthi; at least three injured

  • 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.

 TMC, BJP workers clash in West Bengal following Amit Shahs rally in Kanthi; at least three injured

A file photo for Amit Shah. PTI

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.

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Updated Date: Jan 29, 2019 20:34:03 IST