Kolkata: BJP national vice-president Dilip Ghosh was Monday allegedly pushed and heckled by TMC supporters in Bhabanipur assembly constituency, where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in the fray, provoking his security officer to whip out a pistol, as political temperature rose on the last day of electioneering for the bypoll.
The Election Commission has sought a report from the state government on the incident. National TV channels showed Ghosh being pushed and heckled on a road as a posse of security guards tried to shield him. A suspected TMC supporter was seen grabbing a security man by his collar who pulled out a pistol.
The incident occurred when Ghosh had gone inside a vaccination camp in Jodubabur Bazaar area in the constituency, where bypoll will be held on September 30. The TMC supporters present at the spot shouted slogans demanding that he leave, alleging he was campaigning at a state-run vaccination programme.
Ghosh, who was whisked away by his security guards, later alleged TMC supporters “attacked” him without provocation and injured a BJP activist. “We will take up the issue with the Election Commission. What kind of election this is?” he asked.
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