Millennium Post (Kolkata)

BJP has no base in N 24-Parganas, so inciting violence: TMC


KOLKATA: Incidents of violence have gone up in some parts of North 24-Parganas in the past few days.

Many Assembly seats from the district will go to poll on Saturday during the fifth phase of Bengal elections.

District Trinamool Congress leaders have, however, put the blame on the BJP.

They also brought allegation­s that BJP backed-goons are entering various places in the district and their main purpose would be creating trouble on the day of election by unleashing the reign of terror. There have been instances where Trinamool Congress activists were attacked by some unidentifi­ed goons in some places.

“BJP has no organisati­onal base in the district hence they are trying to resort to violence. They are trying to create fear among the voters and also threatenin­g our workers. They know that people are with Trinamool Congress,” said the district spokespers­on of Trinamool Congress Rathin Ghosh.

It may be mentioned here that a clash broke out between BJP and Trinamool Congress activists in Hingalgunj on Monday.

It was learnt that some Trinamool Congress workers were holding an election campaign when some miscreants attacked them.

BJP had earlier objected to the campaign by the Trinamool Congress. When the goons pounced on the Trinamool Congress workers, it triggered a clash. Miscreants snatched the mobile phone of a Trinamool Congress supporter.

The incident escalated later when some Trinamool Congress workers ransacked the house of a BJP local leader. Two people have been admitted to the hospital following this incident. Both groups lodged complaints at police stations against each other. Trinamool Congress leaders said BJP aided miscreants were behind the attack.

In a similar incident the rally of Trinamool Congress candidate Rahima Mondal contesting from Deganga was attacked on Monday evening. Crude bombs were hurled.

The incident also led to a political clash. Four persons were injured and they were admitted to Biswanathp­ur Hospital.

A clash broke out between BJP and Trinamool Congress supporters at Naihati on Sunday night.

One has been seriously injured and admitted to a private hospital on EM Bypass.

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