Two Trinamul Congress leaders hurt in Tripura
Two Trinamul leaders from Bengal were injured in Tripura’s Dolubari, some 96km from Agartala, in an attack by suspected workers of the ruling BJP on Saturday.
A Tripura Trinamul leader, Ashish Lal Singh, said BJP workers hurled brickbats at a vehicle, injuring his party colleagues Sudip Raha and Jaya Dutta.
Tripura BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharya dismissed the charges. Trinamul leader Abhishek Banerjee tweeted he would visit Tripura on Sunday.
Singh alleged the attack occurred around 3pm. Raha suffered injuries when a piece of brick landed on his head, while Jaya had cuts on her ear. “We have lodged a case with Dhalai police,” Singh said, and added that the incident proved that the BJP was scared of Trinamul in Tripura.
Trinamul staged a two-hour roadblock at Dolubari to protest the attack.
Singh accused the cops of being mute spectators. “The police could not even arrange an ambulance for those injured. Two of our vehicles had been damaged in the attack. About 20 metres from our roadblock, BJP workers were raising cries of Jai Shri Ram with the police looking on.”
Police refuted allegations of inaction and added that two persons had been injured in the attack by two unidentified persons.
The BJP spokesperson in Tripura also alleged that the Trinamul and CPM were “hand-in-glove” in Tripura, which the Trinamul leader denied.