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‘TMC men’ attack Babul Supriyo’s convoy

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 17, 2017, 5:50 am IST
Updated : Jan 17, 2017, 6:16 am IST

District police officials did not elaborate on the incident but said they are looking into the matter.

Babul Supriyo
 Babul Supriyo

Kolkata: Union minister Babul Supriyo’s convoy was on Monday attacked allegedly by activists of the Trinamul Congress while the BJP leader was on an official visit to a thermal power station in his constituency. The BJP leader, however, escaped unhurt.

Mr Supriyo, the union minister of state for heavy industries and public enterprises, alleged that his convoy was attacked with stones by activists of the ruling party just as he was entering the Durgapur Steel Thermal Power station in his Asansol constituency.

“As my car was entering the venue, TMC activists shouted slogans and pelted stones. They tried to break my car,” he said.

Mr Supriyo also alleged there was no response from the local police despite being informed by a CISF senior official about “a huge gathering of aggressive TMC supporters at the gate”. “The CISF commander had requested local police for help but there was no response from the police,” he alleged.

District police officials did not elaborate on the incident but said they are looking into the matter. According to state BJP leaders, the today’s incident was an addition to the list of attacks on BJP leaders and workers by TMC activists.

On January 4, over 100 TMC workers had staged a protest outside Mr Supriyo’s house in Kolkata demanding his arrest in the Rose Valley chit fund scam.

Tags: babul supriyo, tmc activist, rose valley chit fund scam
Location: India, West Bengal, Calcutta [Kolkata]