Attacks on Dilip Ghosh, BJP leaders by Mamata, TMC tarnishing democracy: BJP complains to ECThe BJP on Thursday complained to the Election Commission alleging that the TMC was involved in a series of attacks on party leaders, including one on Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh’s car in Cooch Behar.submitted a complaint to the Election Commission (EC) against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as well workers of the Trinamool Congress over their alleged involvement in an attack of Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh’s car the day before.
The BJP’s West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh on Wednesday suffered injuries after unidentified mobs attacked his car with bombs and bricks in the Cooch Behar district of North Bengal. Dilip Ghosh had alleged that TMC workers were behind the attack.
In its complaint, the BJP alleged that by attacking Dilip Ghosh, the TMC under the supervision of Mamata Banerjee was “tarnishing the festival of democracy and creating a violent environment”.The BJP has also claimed that police personnel took no action as TMC workers attacked Dilip Ghosh’s car with bricks, bombs and iron rods.
In the letter, the BJP said that CM Mamata Banerjee was instigating people against central security forces as well as the Election Commission, which had led to a series of attacks on BJP leaders and workers.The party demanded that the Election Commission deport individuals associated with the TMC involved in the incidents of violence out of West Bengal and take action against TMC workers under the IPC and the Arms Act.
DILIP GHOSH’S CAR ATTACKED IN COOCH BEHAR
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh was attacked with bricks and bombs in the Cooch Behar district on Wednesday. The attack took place when Dilip Ghosh was leaving after attending a rally in Cooch Behar’s Sitalkuchi area.Dilip Ghosh said that the car’s window glasses including the one on his side were smashed in the attack.
After breaking the glass, a brick hit him and he received injuries in the left hand, the BJP leader said.
“If this is the situation, how can one expect free and fair polls in Cooch Behar, where people had voted for change in the 2019 Lok Sabha election,” Dilip Ghosh said in a video message.It was alleged that TMC workers returning from a rally of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, which was held in another nearby town, got embroiled in a clash with BJP activists attending Dilip Ghosh’s meeting.
“I was waiting in my vehicle after our meeting for the people to leave when we were attacked with firearms, bombs, bricks and sticks by people holding TMC flags. It was like a Talibani attack,” he said.
TMC spokesman Kunal Ghosh said that the ruling party was not involved in the attack.
After the attack, BJP leaders and workers, led by Lok Sabha MP Saumitra Khan, sat on a dharna in front of a building housing the CEO’s office in central Kolkata, demanding action against the culprits.A protest was also held by BJP workers on Thursday outside the Jadavpur police station in Kolkata over the attack.
Cooch Behar district will go to polls in the fourth phase of assembly elections on April 10.