Rival groups of TMCP supporters clash at Hooghly over election nomination
Two rival groups of Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) supporters on Thursday clashed at Champadanga Rabindra Mahavidyalaya in Hooghly over collection of nomination papers for the college union election scheduled to be held on January 20.
The college union is under the control of TMCP. At around 11 am, TMCP supporters who wanted to contest in the election assembled in the college to collect nomination papers. Shortly after the college authorities began issuing nomination papers, two groups tried to snatch the nomination papers from each other and a clash ensued.
Soon the whole area turned into a battle field. The groups even hurled bombs at each other.
The students who were present inside the college ran for shelter. After the ruckus, the authorities stopped issuing the nomination papers.
Some of the students alleged that the TMCP supporters belonged to two groups and were led by two local leaders.
Both of them were trying to establish control over the college union. The students alleged that many outsiders also took part in the clash.
Senior police officers led by the SDPO Chandannagar reached the spot and brought the situation under control. Two police personnel received injuries.
Jaya Dutta, TMCP state president said she would look into the matter and those found guilty would be punished.
It may be recalled that TMCP recently dissolved the students union at a college in Malda.