Diamond Harbour, December 10
Stones were hurled on Thursday at BJP national president J P Nadda’s convoy, when it was on its way to Diamond Harbour area in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district from Kolkata.
BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya’s car was also completely ransacked in the melee, sources in the saffron party said.
Vehicles of media personnel, too, were not spared, the sources said.
“On our way to Diamond Harbour, TMC supporters blocked the road and pelted Naddaji’s vehicle and other cars in the convoy with stones. This only shows the true colour of the TMC,” Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh told PTI.
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The police later intervened and ensured the passage of the convoy.
Earlier, the BJP alleged that its workers were beaten up by TMC cadres in Diamond Harbour area of West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district ahead of its party President J P Nadda’s visit there.
Banners of the saffron party were torn at the venue of Nadda’s programme and some of its workers were also beaten up by the ruling TMC, the state BJP sources said.
BJP national vice president Mukul Roy alleged that a “jungle raj” is going on in West Bengal.
Local leaders of the TMC denied the allegations, saying that these are “baseless” and “politically motivated”.