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WATCH: Violent Clashes Erupt In West Bengal's Bhatpara Amid BJP Delegation's Review Visit

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

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  • It was reported that crude bombs were hurdled, supporters of the delegations were allegedly attacked in the trouble-torn Bhatpara.  
  • Expressing concern over Friday's incident, BJP state president Dilip Ghosh wondered whether the TMC government was at all interested in bringing back peace in the area.

While tensions prevail in Bhatpara, North 24 Parganas in West Bengal, fresh clashes erupted during the visit of BJP delegations. 

It was reported that crude bombs were hurdled, supporters of the delegations were allegedly attacked in the trouble-torn Bhatpara.  

The BJP's three-member delegation, led by former union minister and MP SS Ahluwalia, reached Bhatpara on Saturday to collate a report and chalk out the reasons behind the incidences of violence. 

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The visit was scheduled a day after the BJP organised marches and gheraoed the Barrackpore Police Commissioner's office on Friday in protest against the killings of two persons in Bhatpara

Clashes were reported between the members of the saffron party and the police on Friday in Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district after BJP MP Arjun Singh took out a procession with the bodies of two persons killed on Thursday.

Stepping up protests over the incident, the saffron party organised marches in several parts of West Bengal during the day.

Expressing concern over Friday's incident, BJP state president Dilip Ghosh wondered whether the Trinamool government was at all interested in bringing back peace in the area.

"Are they really interested in bringing back peace. Or they just want it to linger till the next assembly polls. How can a state government be so insensitive while dealing with their subjects," Ghosh said.

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The ruling Trinamool and the BJP blamed each other for the clashes, which is seen as an attempt to establish dominance in Bhatpara, which comes under the Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency.

A TMC citadel for long, Bhatpara has been witnessing frequent post-poll violence between the rival parties. The fight has intensified ever since TMC MLA Arjun Singh crossed over to the BJP and was elected to Lok Sabha from Barrackpore. Bhatpara comes under the Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency. In the by-election to the Bhatpara Assembly seat that were held along with the Lok Sabha elections, Arjun Singh's son Pawan Singh defeated TMC candidate and former state minister Madan Mitra.

(With PTI inputs) 
 

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