Union Minister Babul Supriyo alleged that his security personnel’s vehicles were attacked on Sunday by with stones by Trinamool Congress “goons” near West Bengal’s Basirhat where he had gone for a rally for BJP candidate Sayantan Basu.
Taking to Twitter, Supriyo said: “Driving bk frm Bashirhat after a rwlly for fellow BJP candidate SayantanBasu•Stopped 2 hv some tea•People taking selfies, cordial chats but suddenly a bunch of #TMchhi goons arrive &start shouting dirty slogans!Resisted by my security, they break their car&try on me too #TMchhi.”
Earlier in the day, BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh was allegedly attacked twice by locals when the former IPS officer tried to visit polling stations in Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency, where she is the BJP candidate, when polling was underway there.
One of her security guards was injured in stone pelting while Ghosh herself suffered minor injuries when a group of women allegedly attacked her when she tried to take a BJP agent inside a polling booth at Keshpur area in the morning.
Union minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said, "Stones were pelted on her car and she was also injured. Instead of taking action against the goons, Ghosh's movements have been restricted and her car, which was vandalised, has been seized by the local administration. This is unacceptable. The TMC goons are engaged in unabated violence against the BJP. This is an act of frustration."
The state CEO has sought reports from the West Midnapore district magistrate about the incidents.
Javadekar also claimed that in Jhargam Lok Sabha constituency, the body of a BJP booth president has been recovered.
(With PTI inputs)