Kolkata: Unidentified men on Monday attacked West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Dilip Ghosh’s car at Khatra in Bankura district. The incident took place while Ghosh was on his way to his hotel in Khatra after attending a dinner at a party worker’s house in the area.
“Stones were hurled at my vehicle by some miscreants last night,” Ghosh said. He added that the accused also hurled abuses at the BJP. Later, the BJP President filed a complaint with the police.
Notably, the BJP blamed miscreants “associated with the ruling TMC” for the attack. On the other hand, the Bankura district TMC leadership termed the allegation as “baseless” and said the attack was a fallout of the infighting in the state BJP and has nothing to do with the ruling party.
Earlier in the day, the police also detained Bengal BJP Yuva Morcha workers who were protesting against the attack on the vehicle of Dilip Ghosh in East Midnapore.
The police said they were enquiring into the incident. Meanwhile, the car of another BJP leader Samik Bhattacharya, a former MLA, was yesterday attacked by miscreants while he was on his way to attend a meeting at Chakdaha in Nadia district.
Earlier on August 8, the BJP alleged that the car of state party leader Samik Bhattacharya was attacked by miscreants in Nadia district while he was on way to attend a meeting. Bhattacharya, a former BJP MLA was on his way to attend a party meeting at Chakdaha when his car was attacked by miscreants near Chakdaha. The rear windscreen of the car was damaged in the attack, Jagannath Sarkar, president of BJP Nadia south unit said.