Attacked With Sticks & Bricks, Alleges BJP Bengal Prez Dilip Ghosh
Ghosh along with other BJP workers, were conducting a political rally in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal.
Dilip Ghosh, President of the West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday, 7 April accused West Bengal’s chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s party of attacking him along with other BJP workers while they were conducting a political rally in Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal.
Ghosh said that while the rally was going on, people who were returning from Banerjee’s rally were threatening BJP workers with sticks. “Police beat up our workers amid this,” Ghosh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Ghosh told ANI that after BJP workers started leaving, police asked them to stay for a while.
“When I started leaving after all workers, police left me and went away. I was surrounded by hundreds of people who attacked us with sticks and bricks. I was injured and many vehicles were also vandalised,” he added.
“I think if EC doesn’t look into it and make proper arrangements for security, free and fair polls will be difficult.”Dilip Ghosh
He also accusing Banerjee of instigating people of a particular community, adding that Banerjee’s rallies should be stopped because otherwise there would be bloodshed in the state.
After the alleged attack, BJP leader Saumitra Khan and workers of BJP held a protest in front of the Election Commission office in Kolkata, reported ANI.
“We have submitted our demand for the arrest of the accused, who attempted to murder Dilip Ghosh. We also want a ban on Mamata Banerjee's public addresses,” Khan said after meeting the EC, reported ANI.
(With inputs from ANI)
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