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JP Nadda, Kailash Vijayvargiya’s convoy attacked in Bengal

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In an incident that poses serious questions on the law and order situation in West Bengal, the convoy of BJP leaders JP Nadda and Kailash Vijayvargiya was attacked on Thursday.

The vehicles of the BJP leaders were targeted when they were on their way to Diamond Harbour for meeting BJP workers ahead of the Assembly polls scheduled in West Bengal in April-May next year.

A video in this regard was shared by Kaislash Vijayvargiya on his Twitter account. In the video, protestors are seen raising slogans against the BJP and pelting stones on the convoy as the police struggles to control the crowd. The video shows the windshield and side windows of Vijayvargiya’s car cracking due to the stone-pelting.

Earlier, Dilip Ghosh had alleged a security lapse at a BJP event attended by JP Nadda on Wednesday, following which the Union home ministry sought a report from West Bengal government over the concerns raised by the BJP leaders.

BJP criticises TMC

As the convoys of JP Nadda and Vijayvargiya were headed towards Diamond Harbour on Thursday, protesters gathered on the streets and attempted to block the road to stop Nadda’s convoy from passing. Protesters also pelted stones at the vehicle. Nadda was on his way to South 24 Parganas to address a meeting of BJP workers.

Following the attack, police managed to escort the vehicles out of the area.

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Dilip Ghosh 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.”

Meanwhile, Kailash Vijayvargiya condemned the attack, whereas Nadda said that Maa Durga’s grace saved him.

TMC refutes allegations

Reacting to the charges against the ruling Trinamool Congress, party leader Madan Mitra said, “Their own goons are indulging in violence.” Madan Mitra also denied any involvement of the TMC in the attack and said the protests by locals were a “people’s revolt”.

Another TMC minister Firhad Hakim said, “BJP is bringing outsiders into the state and they do not even inform the state government while doing so.”

 

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