Dilip Ghosh’s Car Attacked in Cooch Behar With ‘Bombs and Bricks’; EC Seeks Report in 24 Hours

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The Election Commission has sought a report from the state administration over the alleged assault on BJP West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh’s automobile in Cooch Behar on Wednesday.

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The ADG (legislation and order) has sought a report from the SP and DM over the incident, as properly. Ghosh is a Z-security protectee.

The BJP’s West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh on Wednesday alleged that Trinamool Congress staff attacked his automobile with bombs and bricks in Cooch Behar district of North Bengal, a cost denied by the ruling celebration. Ghosh mentioned that the automobile’s window glasses together with the one on his facet have been smashed in the assault which befell at Sitalkuchi after a public assembly of his celebration.

After breaking the glass, a brick additionally hit him, he mentioned. “If this is the situation, how can one expect free and fair polls in Cooch Behar, where people had voted for change in the 2019 Lok Sabha election,” Ghosh mentioned in a video message.

“State of democracy in Paschim Banga is pathetic. TMC goons carrying TMC flags hurled crude bombs on my vehicle and shattered my vehicle’s window. They also assaulted multiple karyakartas of BJP and also vandalised multiple cars. Police men were seen retreating,” he mentioned on Twitter.

Cooch Behar district will go to polls in the fourth part of meeting elections on April 10. The BJP received seven seats in North Bengal, together with Cooch Behar, in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

It was alleged that TMC staff coming back from a rally of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, which was held in one other close by city, bought embroiled in a conflict with BJP activists attending Ghosh’s assembly. “I was waiting in my vehicle after our meeting for the people to leave when we were attacked with firearms, bombs, bricks and sticks by people holding TMC flags. It was like a Talibani attack,” Ghosh mentioned.

It was alleged that a number of country-made bombs have been hurled at his automobile. He claimed that the police didn’t act to stop the assault on him and BJP supporters.

Ghosh mentioned that if the Election Commission doesn’t take quick motion, polling in constituencies in Cooch Behar might be a “farce”. TMC spokesman Kunal Ghosh mentioned that the ruling celebration was not concerned in the assault.

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