Union minister V Muraleedharan has alleged that his convoy was attacked by goons of Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress during his visit to the state. The minister posted a video on Twitter. The accompanying caption read, TMC goons attacked my convoy in West Midnapore, broken windows, attacked personal staff. Cutting short my trip”.
The video shows the convoy stopped by men armed with sticks and rods. The windscreen at the back of the vehicle was broken.
TMC goons attacked my convoy in West Midnapore, broken windows, attacked personal staff. Cutting short my trip. #BengalBurning@BJP4Bengal@BJP4India@narendramodi@JPNadda@AmitShah@DilipGhoshBJP@RahulSinhaBJPpic.twitter.com/b0HKhhx0L1
— V Muraleedharan (@VMBJP) May 6, 2021
Bengal has been witnessing post-poll violence since Sunday’s counting. BJP chief JP Nadda, who is on a two-day visit to the state, has claimed that 14 BJP workers have been killed and nearly one lakh people have fled from their homes.
Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee has accused the BJP of instigating violence and called upon the people to restore peace.
After taking oath yesterday, Ms Banerjee said law and order is a priority and restored top police officers in the posts they occupied before being moved out by the Election Commission ahead of the assembly polls.
The Union Home Ministry has formed a four-member fact finding team to look into reasons of the sudden eruption of violence. The team, led by an additional secretary of the ministry, has left for the state, reported news agency Press Trust of India quoting unnamed officials.