Bharatiya Janata Party leaders JP Nadda and Kailash Vijayvargiya were on Thursday attacked in Bengal as the two leaders’ convoys were on their way to Diamond Harbour to meet party workers.
Stones were hurled at BJP national president J P Nadda's convoy, when it was on its way to Diamond Harbour area in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district from Kolkata.
West Bengal has become a state of 'lawlessness and intolerance': BJP chief J P Nadda at party workers' meet after attack on convoy.
BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya's car was also completely ransacked in the melee, sources said.
Vehicles of media personnel, too, were not spared, the sources said.
'On our way to Diamond Harbour, TMC supporters blocked the road and pelted Naddaji's vehicle and other cars in the convoy with stones. This only shows the true colour of the TMC,' Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh told PTI.
The police later intervened and ensured the passage of the convoy.
Dilip Ghosh writes to Amit Shah over 'security lapses' during Nadda's visit to Bengal
Dilip Ghosh has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah alleging security lapses during party national president J P Nadda's ongoing tour of the state.
Ghosh, in his letter, claimed that the 'police allowed a mob of around 200 people, carrying bamboo sticks, to raise slogans, demonstrate and show black flags to Nadda' during his programme on Wednesday in Hastings area of the city.
He also said that people were not stopped from getting close to the vehicle of Nadda, who enjoys Z-category security cover.
According to Ghosh, the police failed to provide a smooth passage to Nadda's convoy, when it was moving around in the city.
Ghosh had said in the letter that party workers have information that TMC supporters will be organising multiple protests on Thursday when he visits Diamond Harbour area in neighbouring South 24 Parganas.
He had urged Shah to issue directives to the state home secretary to provide adequate security cover during Nadda's visit to Diamond Harbour.
BJP workers beaten up by TMC cadres
The BJP on Thursday alleged that its workers were beaten up by TMC cadres in Diamond Harbour area of West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district ahead of its party President J P Nadda's visit.
Banners of the saffron party were torn at the venue of Nadda's programme and some of its workers were also beaten up by the ruling TMC, the state BJP sources said.
BJP national vice president Mukul Roy alleged that a 'jungle raj' is going on in West Bengal.
'The rule of law has ceased to exist in Bengal. The opposition parties are not allowed to conduct their programmes. A jungle raj is going on in the state,' Roy said.
Local leaders of the TMC denied the allegations, saying that these are 'baseless' and 'politically motivated'.
Nadda had arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to take stock of the state BJP's activities and participate in an ongoing mass outreach campaign, which was taken up ahead of the 2021 assembly elections.
With inputs from PTI, ANI