BJP, TMC Activists Clash In West Bengal Ahead Of PM's Visit

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Clashes broke out between BJP and TMC activists in Durgapur town in West Burdwan district over the alleged removal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's posters near the venue of his proposed rally on Saturday.

Written By Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Updated On:

Clashes broke out between BJP and TMC activists in Durgapur town in West Burdwan district over the alleged removal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's posters near the venue of his proposed rally on Saturday.

Activists of the BJP were injured in the incident that took place on Friday night, the party's state general secretary Sayantan Basu told PTI.

Basu also alleged that Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers threatened the BJP activists and tore apart posters and placards bearing pictures of the PM, who is scheduled to kickoff the saffron party's campaign in West Bengal for the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

"They took out our posters and posted photos of TMC leaders. Our workers were also roughed up," he said.

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The local TMC leadership denied the allegations, and instead, claimed it was the BJP that sprayed black paint on posters of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Both the parties claimed that few of their activists were injured in the incident.

Police said it has received complaints and are looking into the matter.

Vandalism erupted in East Midnapore of West Bengal following Amit Shah's rally earlier on Tuesday. Pertaining to the incidence, BJP has alleged that TMC workers are responsible for his violence.

In visuals, it could be seen that public property was destroyed and the buses of BJP workers were stone pelted in an attempt to block the BJP rally. 

Public properties, private bikes and buses were in flames as violence enraged. 

During his rally, BJP president claimed that TMC is targetting BJP workers for opposing chief minister Mamata Banerjee's 'corrupt rule' 

He said, "The TMC government is targeting BJP workers because we are against Mamata's corrupt governance. West Bengal has decided to go with Narendra Modi in 2014 and uproot the Mamata Banerjee government."

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