Union Minister V Muraleedharan’s convoy attacked in West Bengal, claims TMC hand

Union Minister and BJP leader V Muraleedharan on Thursday alleged that his convoy was attacked by Trinamool Congress (TMC) goons during his visit to the state.

Taking to Twitter, Muraleedharan said: "TMC goons attacked my convoy in West Midnapore, broken windows, attacked personal staff. Cutting short my trip."

In the video, it can be seen that a group of men smashing the car's glasses.

"I went to West Midnapore to meet party workers who have been attacked and their homes were vandalised. I was moving from one house to another with my convoy and then all of a sudden a group of people started charging towards us and attacked," Muraleedharan said told PTI.

"I am safe, but my driver was injured, few car windows were also smashed," the minister said.

Earlier in the day, the Ministry of Home Affairs asked West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to send a report on the law and order situation in the state.

The MHA has deputed a four-member team, led by an Additional Secretary level official including a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) official, to assess the ground situation in the state amid the post-poll violence. A four-member team including -- Additional Secretary Home Ministry Govind Mohan, Additional Secretary Education Ministry Vinit Joshi, Joint Director of Intelligence Bureau Janardan Singh, and IB Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) IB, Nalin -- has arrived in Kolkata to assess the ground situation.

On Wednesday, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla wrote to West Bengal Chief Secretary reminding him of the letter written on May 3 to check the post-poll violence and also to provide a report on the incidents.

Violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after the results of the assembly elections were declared on May 2. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that nine of its party workers have been killed in the post-poll violence. However, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) is denying the allegations.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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