BJP chief JP Nadda’s convoy attacked in Bengal

Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president J.P. Nadda’s convoy was attacked by alleged Trinamool Congress supporters in West Bengals South 24-Parganas district when the BJP chief was heading out to attend a rally on Thursday.

The incident took place near Shirakol area when Nadda was on his way to address a rally at Diamond Harbour’s Radio Station Ground this afternoon. The bullet-proof vehicle in which Nadda was traveling was attacked by alleged Trinamool Congress-backed hooligans, sources said.

Apart from Nadda, BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, national vice-president Mukul Roy and party leader Anupam Hazra’s vehicles were also attacked by irate alleged Trinamool supporters, armed with party’s flags.

The windshields of cars of Nadda’s convoy were damaged as the miscreants launched a violent attack by hurling bricks, iron rod and glass bottles.

A few central paramilitary force’s troopers, who were in-charge of the convoy security, and one BJP supporter were injured in the attack. Some of the BJP activists were forcibly dragged out of their cars and beaten up black and blue on the way while reaching the meeting venue.

“Our convoy was attacked by Trinamool supporters who launched a violent attack on Naddaji’s convoy. It is nothing but a jungle-raj that is going on in Bengal. They have also attacked media persons who were accompanying the convoy,” said BJP leader Anupam Hazra.

Earlier, Nadda was shown black flags allegedly by Trinamool Congress supporters when he arrived in Kolkata’s Hastings area to inaugurate the party’s election office on Wednesday evening.

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