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Bengal BJP chief’s vehicle attacked

Al least seven persons were injured in an attack on West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh’s vehicle in Purba Medinipur district on Monday.Mr. Ghosh alleged that supporters of the Trinamool Congress were behind the attack.

“Since the Trinamool Congress is unable to tackle us politically, they are targeting us with brute force,” said Mr. Ghosh.

The BJP leader was visiting the district to attend a BJP meeting. He was shown black fags and stones were thrown at his car, damaging its windows. Some media persons who reached the spot to report the violence were also injured. Several motorbikes, which were part of Mr. Ghosh’s cavalcade, were also attacked.

TMC leader and MP from the district Dibyendu Adhikari denied any involvement of the State’s ruling party in the violence. “The clash was a result of factionalism in the BJP. The party members are fighting over the post of district office-bearers,” he said.

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