Kolkata: Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Communist Party of India (CPIM) supporters got involved in a violent clash in Haldia in the district of East Midnapore in West Bengal.
The Nandigram and Haldia assembly constituency CPIM candidates were scheduled to file nomination at Haldia SDO office today. But prior to their nomination they started their election campaign outside SDO office.
Mahisadal TMC candidate, Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar, also having arrived to file his nomination, opposed the election campaign going on outside SDO office and informed the same to police. The police did not take any action regarding the matter and TMC supporters went on to engage in a clash with CPIM supporters.
Haldia SDPO Tonmoy Mukherjee and Officer in Charge Shirshendu Roy Sutohata got injured when they tried to intervene.
The police have arrested a CPIM supporter involved in the clash.
Tensions are high in the area in the aftermath of the incident.