Bengal BJP alleges constant attack by Trinamool, threatens to retaliate


Kolkata, Aug 12: West Bengal BJP leadership on Sunday accused the Trinamool Congress of conducting large scale violence and vandalism against their workers across Bengal since their President Amit Shah’s rally here on Saturday and warned that the situation would go “out of hands if BJP activists start retaliating”. Leaders of the saffron outfit also warned the state administration of dire consequences if the attack on their workers and party offices were not stopped immediately.

“There have been constant attacks on the BJP activists since Saturday evening. The buses carrying our workers on their way back from Amit ji’s rally were attacked by the goons of Trinamool Congress near North 24 Parganas district’s Barasat and Basirhat. Nearly eight of our party offices in south 24 Parganas district have been vandalised since midnight,” BJP state General Secretary Sayantan Basu told the media.

“Trinamool is instigating violence. If the BJP activists start retaliating and torch their party offices, the situation would go out of hand. Hence I request the state administration to take immediate action so that none of our party offices or activists is attacked,” he warned. (IANS)