A bike rally, led by BJP’s Baranagar candidate Parno Mittra, was allegedly attacked by TMC supporters on Wednesday afternoon as campaigning for the fifth phase came to an end.
“Our procession was attacked during a planned manner. Every day, TMC workers were trying to disrupt our campaign by chanting the ‘go back’ slogan. However, we never skilled their provocation.
Today, was the Judgment Day of the campaigning and TMC supporters attacked our people. Several of them were beaten up badly. They even tried to attack me and my vehicle,” said Mittra.
“It was a peaceful rally. there have been no central forces,” Mittra added.
However, the TMC denied that its supporters were behind the alleged attack and hit out at the BJP for holding an “illegal” bike rally. The party also claimed that one among its woman leaders was injured by BJP workers.
“The BJP has been instigating people within the area. When bike rallies aren’t allowed, then how could BJP be holding one. within the last 10 years, I even have never been to a police headquarters . But today i will be able to go and register my complaint,” said TMC MLA Tapas Roy, who is seeking re-election from Baranagar.