Dilip Ghosh allegedly manhandled at Bhawanipur Assembly during campaigning

27-09-2021

Kolkata, Sep 27 (UNI) On the last day of campaigning for Bhawanipur assembly bypoll on Monday, BJP MP Dilip Ghosh alleged that he was manhandled by Trinamool Congress activists even as the Election Commission sought a report from the West Bengal government on the incident.  
His security personnel were seen pointing their guns in the air to disperse the crowd, which gathered there and started raising anti-BJP slogans.  
BJP workers and Mr Ghosh alleged that he was attacked by the TMC workers who also chanted slogans against him.  
One party activist also sustained injuries in the scuffle and was seen bleeding.

Party MP Arjun Singh also faced some obstructions when he visited the constituency to campaign for their candidate Priyanka Tibrewal.

The constituency comprises eight civic body wards with a total 2,,06,389 voters. 

The Trinamool Congress, the BJP and the CPI(M) are in the fray, while the Congress is not contesting the seat.

Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay won the seat in the March-April polls but resigned from the assembly so that Banerjee, who lost to Suvendu Adhikari at Nandigram in East Midnapore district, could contest her old seat again and continue as chief minister.