Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers clashed during a meeting of former IPS officer and BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh in West Bengal’s Paschim Midnapore district, police said on Saturday.
According to the police, two Trinamool workers got injured. But some unofficial sources said as many as 16 members belonging to the either party were injured in the clashes.
Ghosh is taking on Bengali film star-cum-MP Deepak (Dev) Adhikari of the Trinamool Congress in the Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency, which will go to the polls on May 12.
“BJP workers along with Ghosh had gathered at a religious place in Baikunthapur on Friday. They were distributing articles, like sari and caps, when Trinamool workers chased them and a clash broke out,” a police officer said.
An FIR had been lodged against unknown persons and the articles being distributed had been seized, the police said.
A member of Asthal Nimbark Math, the religious place, said people had gathered for the evening prayers. But the situation became uneasy when Ghosh arrived around 7.40 p.m.
“All those who abused us, damaged our cars and pelted stones were set free by the police. When I told them I was hurt as a stone hit me at head, the police just told me to sit inside,” Ghosh alleged.
She said the ‘people will give an appropriate answer’ to all the injustice.