BJP supporters damage TMC MLA's car in Toofangunj
Kolkata: BJP supporters damaged the car of a Trinamool Congress MLA from Toofangunj in Cooch Behar on Monday afternoon. They also gheraoed the car of state Trinamool Congress president Subrata bakshi, who had gone to the district to address a party meeting.
BJP supporters had gathered outside the Toofangunj police station from the morning to protest against the high-handedness of police. When the car of Trinamool Congress MLA Fazle Karim Mian reached the area, the BJP supporters stopped the vehicle and asked him to get down.
When he refused, they smashed the windscreen and the windows of the vehicle. Apprehending that Mian would be attacked, the driver of the vehicle sped away and left the area.
In another incident, BJP supporters gheraoed Bakshi and forced him to leave the area. They also shouted slogans against him.
Bakshi had gone to hold a meeting with local leaders, including the Trinamool Congress district president Benoy Krishna Barman and state minister for North Bengal development Rabindranath Ghosh in Toofangunj, to discuss the arrangements for the party's martyr's day rally to be held in Kolkata on July 21.
Ghosh said the BJP workers and leaders are trying to create disturbance in Cooch Behar on one pretext or the other.
"Toofangunj, which was a peaceful town, has become a hotbed of violence because of BJP," he alleged.
Though BJP does not have a strong organisation in Cooch Behar, it had won the Lok Sabha seat after getting support from CPI(M). Nisith Pramanick, who has become the BJP MP, had been expelled from Trinamool Congress.
Trinamool leaders alleged that after winning the seat, the BJP workers have unleashed a reign of terror in Cooch Behar after getting nod from the leaders.
"They think that by creating terror they will be able to win the confidence of the people. People are watching and they will give their verdict in the 2021 Assembly election," said Ghosh.