Bhawanipore bypoll: BJP national vice president Dilip Ghosh kicked, pushed and heckled by TMC supporters

News Desk: West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumder, on Monday, said that national vice president Dilip Ghosh was kicked, pushed and heckled by TMC supporters during his door to door campaigning. “There is no democracy in West Bengal. This is not healthy in a democratic system. The situation in Bhabanipur is dangerous. Today our national vice-president was kicked, pushed and heckled. They didn’t even consider his age” he said.

He added “The TMC is bringing in a culture of violence in the state which goes against the real culture of Bengal. When TMC leaders visit Delhi, we don’t raise slogans against them. This is the culture of BJP”

Speaking about the incident, Ghosh said “You can see there is no security for us when conducting door-to-door campaigning. They broke the forehead of our worker and even kicked me as well. I don’t know how the bypoll would be held under these circumstances. Where is democracy? We will lodge a complaint with the Election Commission. But I don’t know how will people cast their votes.”

During his campaigning, TMC workers and supporters raised slogans against him and as a result, scuffle broke out among TMC workers, BJP workers and his security guards. When situation went worse, the security guards were seen brandishing service revolvers to scare the mob away. Seeing the situation getting out of control, Ghosh retreated and asked his workers to follow him.

During the scuffle, BJP worker Bhab Narayan Singh was allegedly caught by TMC workers and thrashed. He was seen bleeding from his head but continued to raise slogans against the TMC. Later Ghosh left the area and his party workers took him to SSKM Hospital for treatment.

Earlier in the day, BJP MP Arjun Singh faced ‘go back’ slogans from TMC supporters when he was campaigning near Shambhunath Pandit Hospital.