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Attack on BJP candidate rally

Ausgram falls under the Bolpur parliamentary constituency

  • Published 24.04.19, 1:55 AM
  • Updated 24.04.19, 1:55 AM
  • a min read
A ransacked car and a motorcycle of BJP supporters in Ausgram. Anirban Hazra

Bolpur BJP candidate Ramprasad Das was accosted at a rally, chased 2km through paddy fields and two of his colleagues thrashed on Tuesday by alleged “Trinamul-backed goons”.

The attackers armed with sticks and rods disrupted Das’s campaign at Malidapara village in East Burdwan’s Ausgram and ransacked two cars and motorbikes of BJP workers.

Ausgram falls under the Bolpur parliamentary constituency. Trinamul denied the allegation.

“Twenty men chased us. …I ran with my two guards for 2km through the fields. I am 53 years old. I suffered injuries in my legs while fleeing the Trinamul-backed goons. A brickbat was thrown at my head but it missed me,” Das, a Visva-Bharati teacher, said.

Dilip Ghosh, district vice-president of the BJP, said Das and the others were rescued after two hours. “Das has lodged a complaint against nine Trinamul workers.”