West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Monday alleged that the car attacked at Contai in East Midnapore was a “handiwork” of the Trinamool Congress workers and said that 10 karyakartas had to be hospitalised following the attack.
“The TMC workers broke the window panes of my car and damaged 30 motorcycles that were a part of the contingent. At least 10 of our karyakartas were hospitalised with serious injuries”, Ghosh was quoted by PTI as saying.
The BJP leader also alleged that local TMC MP Dibyendu Adhikari and police officers were present at the spot when his car was attacked by the miscreants.
The TMC leader, however, refuted the allegations saying the violence was due to an internal fight of the BJP and said he was nowhere near the site of the incident.
“I was passing through the area when I came to know that Ghosh was shown black flags by his own partymen. The attack was the result of the saffron party’s internal fight,” Adhikari claimed, adding the TMC had never stopped the BJP from holding any meeting anywhere in the state.
“It was unfortunate that the BJP president made such allegations. The claims are not only baseless but also fabricated,” the TMC leader added.
Earlier in the day, Ghosh’s vehicle was attacked with stones in East Midnapore district, where he arrived with a contingent of 10-12 cars to attend a meeting.
The police, however, said that the miscreants behind the attack were yet to be identified.
“Ghosh was shown black flags while entering the venue of a party meeting near Contai central bus stand by unidentified people, following which a clash broke out between the two sides. The miscreants also broke the window panes of the state BJP president’s car,” a police officer said.
“Policemen have been deployed in huge numbers in the area and we are looking into the situation, trying to identify the miscreants,” the officer added.
(with PTI inputs)