A clash broke out between Trinamool Congress and BJP activists at Ramnagar in West Bengal on Wednesday (December 23), leaving several injured. The clash occurred ahead of TMC’s rally in Contai, the stronghold of Suvendu Adhikari who recently joined the BJP.
The police said the incident occurred when a procession by BJP activists was passing near a TMC party office on Ramnagar Road in Purba Medinipur district. Several persons were injured in the clash, which took place when one group attacked another and the subsequent retaliation, police said.
The police brought the situation under control and TMC and BJP blamed each other for the clash. BJP alleged that TMC activists attacked its party workers without any provocation when they were moving in a procession.
Countering the charges, TMC claimed that BJP vandalised its party office and beat up its workers present there.
The TMC and BJP have been locked in conflict during election campaigning ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections, to be held next year. On December 11, BJP Chief JP Nadda’s convoy was attacked with stones allegedly by TMC supporters in Diamond Harbour, West Bengal.
(With agency inputs)