West Bengal: Two factions within BJP brawled in presence of state president Sukanta Majumdar and Dilip Ghosh

News Desk: Two factions within BJP brawled in the presence of state BJP President Sukanta Majumder and his predecessor Dilip Ghosh at Katwa in Paschim Bardhaman on Friday. Both of them alleged the role of TMC workers behind it.

As the two leaders arrived at Daihat in Katwa for an organisational meeting of the party, one group started shouting against the leadership of Dilip Ghosh, who had been the BJP state President till mid-September blaming them for aiding ordinary party workers when they were facing ”attacks from Trinamool Congress after the assembly poll results”. As the shouting continued before the media, another faction soon tried to push away the protestors from the spot resulting in a scuffle where besides fisticuffs, chairs were also thrown. Normalcy was finally restored after some time by district level leaders.

Blaming Trinamool Congress for the fracas, Majumder said ”The TMC had sent agents to foment trouble at our meeting. We will identify the trouble makers”

”If any of our workers are involved we will take action” he added.

Ghosh said “Those resorting to such protests were new entrants to the party from TMC before the assembly polls and are not true BJP workers who believe in its ideology. We don’t want them in our party”

A district Trinamool leader denied the charges of BJP and said ”The squabble within the party is now a public knowledge”

”Unable to stem dissent and keep its house in order, BJP is blaming TMC” he added.