Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will visit state Election Commission to complain against the attack on BJP national vice president Dilip Ghosh during the bypoll campaign at Bhabanipur constituency.
According to BJP sources, an emergency meeting was called at BJP’s election office in their Hastings office and the West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar is heading the meeting.
Earlier this day Dilip Ghosh was heckled near Jadu Babu Bazar in Bhabanipur constituency by the alleged TMC supporters.
Amidst ‘Go Back’ chants the security personnel of Ghosh had to take out their guns to protect the BJP national vice president.
Following the attack, Ghosh said that the TMC sensing defeat the TMC cadres and supporters had resorted to violence.
“What sort of Democracy is this? My security personnel were attacked first. Our youth wing leader Mukund Jha had sustained severe head injury. The TMC knows that they have lost the bypoll,” said Ghosh.
Ghosh also claimed that Kolkata Police didn’t do anything to stop the violence.
“We had decided to make 80 party leaders to campaign at eight wards of Bhabanipur today but the police and TMC supporters tried to stop the campaign of the saffron camp,” further claimed Ghosh.
The BJP national vice president also claimed that the bypoll at Bhabanipur should be immediately stopped as the opposition was not allowed to campaign there.
Notably, the Election Commission of India (ECI) sought a report from the state government with the details of the attack on BJP national vice president Dilip Ghosh by evening.
Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari claimed that the attack on Dilip Ghosh was done purposely so that the voters don’t go to vote on September 30.
BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya took to twitter and wrote, “BJP’s massive outreach in Bhabanipur has unnerved the TMC. Attempts being made to stop leaders from campaigning. But how many people will they be able to stop? BJP leaders are spread out in every corner of the constituency. Importantly, public is out in large numbers to support.”
Slamming the saffron camp West Bengal Transport Minister Firhad Hakim said that Amit Malviya is ‘an institution of lies’.
“The people of Bhabanipur know that they will vote for TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee. The security personnel of Dilip Ghosh by raising guns had purposely tried to create tension in that area. Due to BJP’s instigation there was firing at Sitalkuchi during the election but the TMCs fight is on against fascist BJP,” said Firhad.
Notably, BJP MP Arjun Singh was also attacked while campaigning in Bhabanipur.