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BJP-Trinamool workers clash in Bengal

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Incidents of clashes between Trinamool and activists were reported from parts of on Saturday, a day before the penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls in the state.

Activists of the two parties clashed in district's Egra after Trinamool supporters allegedly blocked state Dilip Ghosh's convoy and agitated, accusing him of continuing the election campaign well after the deadline.

Local leaders, however, claimed that Ghosh was returning after having lunch at a party activist's house in the area.

Ghosh is contesting from the Midnapore Lok Sabha seat against Trinamool Rajya Sabha Member

The incident took place two days after Ghosh's car was attacked and vandalised by unidentified persons on its way back from the district Khejuri.

BJP was with Ghosh during that attack.

A day before, Trinamool and the saffron party workers had clashed during a meeting of former IPS and BJP candidate in West Bengal's district, police said.

The police said two Trinamool workers were injured. But some unofficial sources said as many as 16 members belonging to the either party were injured in the clash on Friday evening.

The former of Police of Bengal's district is taking on Bengali film star-cum-MP of the in the Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency, which will go to polls on May 12.

"BJP workers along with Ghosh had gathered at a religious place in Baikunthapur on Friday. They were distributing articles, like sari and caps, when Trinamool workers chased them and a clash broke out," said a

An FIR had been lodged against unknown persons and the articles being distributed had been seized, the police said.

A member of Asthal Nimbark Math, the religious place, said people had gathered for the evening prayers. But the situation became uneasy when Ghosh arrived around 7.40 p.m.

"All those who abused us, damaged our cars and threw stones were set free by the police. When I told them I was hurt as a stone hit me in the head, the police just told me to sit inside," Ghosh alleged.



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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 22:08 IST