KOLKATA: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh was allegedly attacked by Trinamool Congress backed miscreants at Rajarhat-New Town located on the north-eastern fringes of Kolkata. The incident took place when the state BJP president went there with his supporters to talk to people in the locality.
"I went there with some of my supporters to talk to people and had tea at Rajarhat market area. But Trinamool supporters stopped me on the way and heckled my party men. When my security personnel tried to stop them, the miscreants also heckled them. I have shifted to a new house in the area. Local Trinamool supporters must be having some serious problems with that. I don't understand why," Ghsoh said.
He further alleged that some of his party members were beaten by Trinamool-backed goons. "They also vandalised some of our vehicles," he said.
"My party colleagues will lodge a complaint with the local police. I will also inform the Kolkata Police commissioner about the incident," Ghosh added.
Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress' Lok Sabha leader Sudip Bandopadhyay said that it was a small incident. "Every day I hear about such allegations from the state BJP. But we don't need to worry. It was a very small incident," he said.
Senior Congress leader and the party's Lok Sabha MP from Berhampore in Murshidabad Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury condemned the attack on the state BJP chief. "This is absolutely uncalled for. I condemn such attacks," he said.
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sujan Chakraborty said: "Such incidents of Trinamool-sponsored political hooliganism are happening everywhere in Bengal. The ruling formation here is attacking all their political opponents." (IANS)