TMC supportes allegedly attacked a convoy of West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, and Assam Minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma in Purba Medinipur on Tuesday. (Photo/Twitter@himantabiswa)
TMC supportes allegedly attacked a convoy of West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, and Assam Minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma in Purba Medinipur on Tuesday. (Photo/Twitter@himantabiswa)

Convoy of Hemanta Biswa Sarma, WB BJP chief allegedly attacked by TMC supporters

ANI | Updated: May 07, 2019 22:54 IST

Purba Medinipur (West Bengal) [India], May 7 (ANI): A convoy of West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh and Assam Minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma was allegedly attacked by Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters in Khejuri area of Purba Medinipur district on Tuesday evening.
"We are at Khejuri in Kanthi LS constituency and attacked mercilessly by @AITCofficial goons. Many of our workers are injured even as @MamataOfficial goons gheraoing and abusing us. @BJP4Bengal President @DilipGhoshBJP and I are stuck," Sarma said in a series of tweets.
The leaders, however, did not suffer any injuries and were rescued by CRPF troopers.
Sarma tweeted, "The @crpfindia personnel are helping us to gradually move away from here. Three .@BJP4Bengal workers are taken away by .@AITCofficial goons in front of police/Kultha Bazar, under PS Khejuri and kept in TMC union office. Goons have damaged 20+ motorbikes."
"While reinforcement from @crpfindia has arrived, the violent #TMC goons are not allowing the forces to rescue us. @AITCofficial cadres shouting and abusing everyone. Scene here is scary!" he added.
Sarma also alleged that state police did not take any action even as "TMC goons" blocked their way and shouted slogans.
He said, "TMC goons have blocked the roads on both sides, even as West Bengal Police personnel standing like mute spectator. I am appalled at such brazen abuse of power by @MamataOfficial whose people have thrown all democratic norms to gutter. Is this the #NewIndia that we dream of?"
West Bengal was marred with violence in the last five phases of Lok Sabha election. Barrackpore Lok Sabha candidate Arjun Singh was allegedly attacked by TMC supporters during the fifth phase of elections on Monday. Earlier, the convoy of Union Minister Babul Supriyo was also attacked. (ANI)

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