TMC Alleges BJP’s Nisith Pramanik Supporters Attacked Convoy of MLA Udayan Guha in WB’s Cooch Behar – News18


Last Updated: March 31, 2024, 22:30 IST

Union Minister and BJP candidate Nisith Pramanik takes out a rally before filing his nomination papers for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, in Cooch Behar district. (PTI file photo)

The Mamata-led party had organised an election campaign rally in Dinhata, while Nisith Pramanik had planned a street corner meeting

The Trinamool Congress on Sunday accused supporters of BJP leader and Union Minister Nisith Pramanik of attacking the convoy of party MLA Udayan Guha and ‘mercilessly thrashing’ his attendant in the Cooch Behar area of West Bengal.

The TMC said that the alleged attack on Guha’s car happened while he was traveling from Dinhata to Cooch Behar after meeting with the District President.

“Our Minister and MLA Shri @UdayanTMC was on his way from Dinhata to Cooch Behar after a meeting with the District President when his car was attacked and his attendant was mercilessly thrashed by a group of @NisithPramanik-backed BJP hoodlums. As the elections draw near, @BJP4India’s penchant for violence becomes all the more evident. We urge the @ECISVEEP to take necessary measures against such repeated acts of HOOLIGANISM by BJP’s hired goons!,” the Trinamool Congress said in a post on X.

The Mamata-led party had organised an election campaign rally in Dinhata, while Nisith Pramanik had planned a street corner meeting.

This is not the first clash between Pramanik and Guha’s supporters, as a similar incident occurred last week in Cooch Behar district. Following a public meeting addressed by Union MoS for Home Paramanik and a rally led by state minister Guha, clashes broke out in the Dinhata Bazar area around 8:30 pm.

Police had to resort to lathi-charge to control the situation, resulting in injuries to several individuals, including a sub-divisional police officer, who intervened to halt the altercation between the two sides. Additionally, several shops suffered damage during the violence.

Pramanik had claimed that as his convoy was leaving the area, stones were thrown from the venue of the TMC’s rally. He also alleged that Guha led the attack on BJP activists and instructed the police to arrest them. However, Guha rejected these allegations as “baseless” and asserted that BJP supporters threw stones at the TMC’s rally venue.

Subsequently, the Raj Bhavan issued a statement, mentioning that Governor CV Ananda Bose has requested a report from the state police chief regarding the “veracity of the report” on the “altercation and confrontation” between Pramanik and Guha.


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