New Delhi: Vehicles belonging to BJP leader Mukul Roy and Dum Dum candidate Samik Bhattacharya were allegedly attacked by unidentified assailants in Nagerbazar area of North 24 Parganas district on Thursday night.
The attack took place when Bhattacharya and Roy were not present at the spot. BJP has blamed TMC for the incident.
In a similar incident last week, a convoy of West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh and Assam minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma was purportedly attacked by Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters in Purba Medinipur district’s Khejuri area. Ghosh was in the district to take part in the saffron party’s ‘Rath Yatra’. He was attacked when he was on his way to Mathabhanga in the district.
“TMC leaders attacked my car and shouted slogans demanding that I should go back. Some of my party workers were injured during the violence. The police were watching merely as mute spectators,” he told reporters after the incident.
Earlier BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh’s car was also vandalised.
In an unprecedented action, the EC on Wednesday cut short the campaigning period in West Bengal by a day for the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections in view of the violence during Shah’s roadshow on Tuesday. Campaigning was originally scheduled to end at 5 pm on Friday for the nine constituencies that will go to polls on May 19.