Days before the final phase of polling for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, violence broke out yet again in West Bengal.
Just after PM Narendra Modi's rally in Dum Dum had concluded, the BJP has alleged that Trinamool goons vandalised the car of its party's candidate from the region in North 24 Parganas district Samik Bhattacharya. Mukul Roy's car was also vandalised by the miscreants. As seen in the video, the miscreants pelted the cars stones with stones and windows their were smashed.
The BJP has said that it will approach the police over the matter. A delegation from the BJP will also meet Election Commission officials at 11.30 am.
Both Roy and Bhattacharya were conducting a close door meeting when the incident happened and have been rescued by the Police.
Soon after the vandalism a huge Police force was mobilised and they conducted a lathi charge.
The incident comes after both TMC and BJP locked horns following the violence that happened during BJP chief Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata on Tuesday. Statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was destroyed in the clashes between cadres of both parties.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday tweeted about the violence in West Bengal since the beginning of the Lok Sabha elections and the FIR against BJP chief Amit Shah.Sharply criticising the West Bengal government for the unhinged violence, he accused Mamata Banerjee of misusing the state machinery to stifle democratic rights of the people.
He also expressed concerns about law and order situation in the state.
A day after the clashes, the Election Commission decided to cut short campaigning in the state by a day. The deadline was at 10 pm on Thursday.
Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee opposed the decision and 20 other parties supported her in calling the move by decision unfair and partial towards the BJP.