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Bengal BJP alleges constant attack by Trinamool, threatens to retaliate

IANS  |  Kolkata 

leadership on Sunday accused the of conducting large scale violence and vandalism against their workers across Bengal since their 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 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 near North 24 district's Barasat and Basirhat. Nearly eight of our party offices in south 24 district have been vandalised since midnight," BJP state 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 to take immediate action so that none of our party offices or activists is attacked," he warned.

Without naming Mamata Banerjee's nephew and MP Abhishek Banerjee, Basu said the extent of violence on the BJP workers was highest in his constituency area.

"Most of the attacks were conducted in South 24 district's Budge Budge, Magrahat, Diamond Harbour area where a certain Trinamool Congress known as their 'yubaraj' (prince) is the sitting MP," he alleged.

The BJP also accused the of using its police force to capture a number of Gram Panchayat seats by intimidating the their workers and arresting them in false cases.

"10 of our party activists from Purulia are being constantly harassed by the police by tagging them in multiple false cases," Basu said.

"We are planning to move court against such actions by the and would also inform the union home ministry about the same," he added.



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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 18:48 IST