New Delhi: Tripura state Congress president Pijush Kanti Biswas on Sunday suffered minor injuries after his vehicle was attacked in Bishalgarh area of Tripura’s Sipahijala district this morning. The Congress alleged that the attack was targetted by BJP workers and in protest, called for a 12-hour state-wide bandh on Monday.Also Read - Kerala: LDF Wins 24 Of 42 Seats In Local Body By-Polls, UDF Bags 12

According to reports, the incident happened following a Congress meeting at the party’s ‘field office’ in Bishalgarh, about 20 km away from state capital Agartala. Biswas was subsequently hospitalised for treatment at a hospital in the district. Also Read - Upset With Gujarat Party Leadership, Hardik Patel Quits Congress, May Join BJP

Pictures shared by news agency ANI showed the vehicle heavily vandalised with both, the front and back windshield shattered. Reports said that a number of Congress workers were injured in the incident, along with a policeman who tried to disperse the mob. Also Read - ‘BJP After All Our Mosques; The Kashmir Files Responsible For Violence In Valley’: Mehbooba Mufti

In December last year, Tripura opposition leader Manik Sarkar had accused the BJP of conducting a pre-planned attack on CPI(M) workers in the state who were holding a condolence meeting for farmers who died protesting the Centre’s agriculture laws.