BJP Bengal president Dilip Ghosh’s convoy was reportedly attacked by TMC workers on Thursday ahead of BJP’s proposed Rath Yatra in Cooch Behar district. The ransacking of the BJP state chief’s vehicle was carried out in front of police which stayed a mute spectator throughout the act. As per latest reports, Dilip Ghosh escaped unhurt from the attack. The attack has come just a day before when BJP national president Amit Shah was supposed to flag off Gantantra Bachao Yatra in the district.
The video footage shared by Dilip Ghosh himself on his Twitter handle showed several people with their faces covered attacking the convoy of Dilip Ghosh with iron rods and sticks. Reportedly, the incident took place at Mathabhanga area of Cooch Behar district. By the time Dilip Ghosh managed to escape the attack, his vehicles had endured severe damage with windshields and side glasses of his car broken.
“The TMC is trying its best to disrupt our Rath Yatra. At Sitai crossing, some TMC backed goons attacked our convoy and seven vehicles have been damaged. The entire incident took place in the presence of the police. This is nothing new as this is probably the tenth time my convoy came under such an attack. Many of our workers have been injured,” said Dilip Ghosh after the incident.
The Bengal BJP president was in Cooch Behar on Thursday to oversee preparations for Friday’s Rath Yatra which will be inaugurated by BJP national president Amit Shah. The yatra will be carried out in the state in an attempt to show dissent against the ruling Mamata Banerjee-led government.