Union Minister V Muraleedharan Blames ‘TMC Goons’ For Attacking His Convoy In Bengal

Amid the ongoing war of words over post poll violence in West Bengal between Mamata Banerjee and the BJP, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan’s convoy was attacked in Bengal’s West Midnapore on Thursday.

The incident comes comes close of the heels of BJP alleging that many party workers were killed, raped, assaulted brutally and their houses were set on fire across the state following declaration of poll results on May 2 in which Trinamool Congress registered a landslide victory. V Muraleedharan’s car was attacked in West Bengal’s Panchkhudi on Thursday.

The Minister took to Twitter to allege that the attack was perpetrated by Trinamool Congress (TMC) goons.

“TMC goons attacked my convoy in West Midnapore, broken windows, attacked personal staff. Cutting short my trip,” tweeted Muraleedharan.

In visuals, a group of men could be seen wielding bamboo sticks and smashing the car’s glasses.

Earlier in the day, the Ministry of Home Affairs asked West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to send a report on the law and order situation in the state.

The MHA has deputed a four-member team, led by an Additional Secretary level official including a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) official, to assess the ground situation in the state amid the post-poll violence.

A 10-member BJP delegation led by party’s state President Dilip Ghosh will be meeting a Home Ministry team which arrived in Kolkata to take stock of post poll violence.

(With ANI inputs)

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