New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday cut short his speech at West Bengal’s Thakurnagar rally amid stampede-like situation. If reports are to be believed, PM Modi ended his address in just 14 minutes following the incident. Also Read - BJP Demands Deployment of Central Forces in West Bengal Ahead of Crucial Assembly Polls
Yesterday, clashes broke out between the activists of BJP and TMC in Durgapur over the alleged removal of Modi’s banners near the venue of his the rally. Speaking to reporters, party’s state general secretary Sayantan Basu claimed that activists of the BJP were injured in the incident that took place on Friday night. Also Read - PM Modi, CMs to Get Coronavirus Vaccine Shot in Phase 2; Netas Above 50 Next
“They took out our posters and pasted photos of TMC leaders. Our workers were also roughed up,” he alleged. Also Read - Foundation Day 2021 Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya: Know Date, Significance and History of this Day
However, TMC leaders rubbished the allegations and claimed that the saffron party sprayed black paint on posters of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Earlier on Tuesday, clashes broke out at Kanthi in East Midnapore district after a rally of BJP president Amit Shah. The parties had claimed that several workers of both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the TMC were injured and vehicles ferrying the saffron party’s workers were set on fire at Kanthi.
Following the clash, both BJP and TMC organised protests in various parts of the state on Wednesday, blaming each other for the violence.