West Bengal: BJP alleges its MLA was attacked by TMC
(Sourced from PTI)
The BJP in West Bengal has claimed that its Sonamukhi legislator Dibakar Gharami was attacked by Trinamool Congress activists in Bankura district even though the police denied having any information about it. Leader of Opposition in the West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari, in a late-night tweet, alleged that Gharami was "attacked by TMC goons" at Manikbazar panchayat area on Sunday.
"Seven BJP activists were injured in the attack and had to be referred to Bankura Medical College Hospital," Adhikari had tweeted. Taking a dig at TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whom he defeated in Nandigram, Adhikari also tweeted, "Even an MLA is not safe in the non-MLA CM's jungle raj. Horrific."
Sonamukhi MLA Dibakar Gharami attacked by TMC goons today at Manikbajar Panchayat area.— Suvendu Adhikari • শুভেন্দু অধিকারী (@SuvenduWB) July 4, 2021
7 BJP party members accompanying him were seriously injured alongside others had to be referred to Bankura Medical College.
An MLA is not even safe in the Non-MLA CM's jungle raj. Horrific pic.twitter.com/Q8UpJqVeTP
However, the Additional Superintendent of Police, Ganesh Biswas, said that he does not have any information about any such incident. Meanwhile, the BJP's Bishnupur organizing District President Sujit Agasthi said Gharami was not physically attacked, but claimed, "It was the BJP workers who were attacked during a meeting in the Manikbazar panchayat area on Sunday evening."
Agasthi alleged that when the BJP workers went to Sonamukhi Police Station to lodge a complaint about the attack, two of them were detained by the police. However, a district Trinamool Congress leader saidAdhikari was "lying" and no such attack by the Trinamool Congress took place. "We don't have any information about such an incident," the TMC leader further said.